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Med Hypotheses. 1988 Jun;26(2):119-24.

A proposed mechanism for the visions of dream sleep.

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School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco 94143.

Abstract

The visions of dream sleep are suggested to occur through a dream mechanism which implicates tryptamine derivatives as endogenous paychedelics. The hallucinations that occur in some schizophrenic syndromes are also proposed to occur through a similar, though desynchronized, mechanism. These compounds occur in the human pineal gland and are regarded as neurotransmitters or neuroregulators. A protocol for experimental verification is suggested.

PMID:
3412201
DOI:
10.1016/0306-9877(88)90064-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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