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View in Spanish: Psilocibina

Psilocybine (SY-loh-SY-bin)
A substance being studied in the treatment of anxiety or depression in patients with advanced cancer. It is taken from the mushroom . Psilocybine acts on the brain to cause hallucinations (sights, sounds, smells, tastes, or touches that a person believes to be real but are not real). Also called psilocybin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.