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Any drug that induces vivid perceptual experiences or phantasmagoria, the most common examples being phenylalkylamines such as mescaline, STP, and ecstasy (2); indole alkaloids such as psilocybin and DMT; and various other compounds such as LSD, bufotenin, harmine, ibotenic acid, myristin, ololiuqui, and phencyclidine. Also spelt fantasticant. See also Amanita muscaria, fly agaric, magic mushroom, morning glory, teonanactyl. Compare hallucinogen, psychedelic. [From Greek phantastikos capable of imagining, from phantazein to make visible + -ikos relating to or resembling + -ant indicating an agent]

Subjects: Psychology.

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