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muscimol

Pronunciation: mus'i-mol

Definition: An alkaloid extracted from the poison mushroom Amanita muscaria; selectively stimulates receptors for ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and is used as a molecular probe to study GABA receptors; a potent CNS depressant, muscimol inhibits motor function; exposure can lead to psychosis; 3-aminometnyl-3-hydroxyisoxazole.

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