A Mass Fragmentographic Method for the Determination of Mescaline in Biological Fluids

  • C. Van Peteghem
  • M. Van den Heede
  • A. Heyndrickx


Mescaline or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is an alkaloid isolated in 1896 from the peyote cactus, Lophophora williamsii. The drug was named after the Mescalero Apaches of the Great Plains, who had developed a religious peyote rite. In 1918 several peyote churches of North American Indians joined together and formed the Native American Church.


Biological Fluid Anhydrous Sodium Sulfate Great Plain Visual Hallucination Plasma Extract 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Van Peteghem
    • 1
  • M. Van den Heede
    • 1
  • A. Heyndrickx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ToxicologyState University of GhentBelgium

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