One of several indole alkaloids extracted from tabernanthe iboga, baill. It is a hallucinogen and is being investigated for treatment of drug addiction, especially cocaine addiction. The mechanisms of action are not clear, but ibogaine probably interacts with opioid receptors and may be a neurotoxin.
Pharmacological action: hallucinogens.
Chemical name: Ibogamine, 12-methoxy-
(12 Dec 1998)
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