Cerebral Synaptic Transmission and Behavioral Effects of Dimethoxyphenylethylamine: A Potential Psychotogen

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Science  05 Apr 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3823, pp. 95-96
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3823.95


Dimethoxyphenylethylamine, like mescaline which it resembles, impairs cerebral synaptic transmission and behavior in cats. It has properties associated with hallucinogens and, on this score, qualifies as a potential inducer of psychosis. The idea of such an endogenous inducer is thus reaffirmed by the candidacy of dimethoxyphenylethylamine.