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Psychological And Cognitive Effects Of Long-term Peyote Use In Native Americans

In the peripheral nervous system, mescaline produces a sympathomimetic trisyndrome consisting of mydriasis, diaphoresis and psychomotor agitation. Changes in catecholamine metabolism and adrenal medulla function may be responsible for the peripheral effects of the agent. In animals, mescaline reduces the synthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide cofactor in the brain. It is one of eight hallucinogenic […]