Talk:Carbogen

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This article is full of serious errors. One of these days if I have time I'll clean it up.

This page is bad enough to warrant deleting it. Does anyone have references to back any of it up? --Karuna8 15:44, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Ok, its coming along now, thanks Viriditas. --Karuna8 01:50, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Erowid as a source[edit]

I added some references but they refer to erowid.org. I have no idea how reliable the site is. Any input? Anyone know of a better source? --Karuna8 03:37, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

That site is certainly reliable. Erowid is a leading site that informs, about virtually every psychoactives,
always weighing the negatives to the positives and most of the time they even cite sources.
You should check out the rest of it! 87.66.94.119 (talk) 17:33, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Carbogen vs Carboxygen[edit]

I have found few publications that refer to a 95%/5% mixture of O2/CO2 as "carboxygen", while most list it as carbogen. Labs I have been in always refer to it as carbogen, but perhaps this is worth a mention?

It might also be worth noting that this is a commonly used gas in scientific research for keeping tissue alive, particularly brain slices. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zixaq (talkcontribs) 04:56, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Speculation of the mechanism of psychedelic effects of Carbogen[edit]

Ede Frecska has presented[1] that the enzyme indolealkylamine-N-methyl transferase(INMT) catalyzes the synthesis of DMT from tryptamine. Lungs are the largest reservoir of INMT in human and animal body. DMT being sigma-1 agonist protects cells from oxygen deficiency. When one is in extreme danger of oxygen deprivation, the lung reservoirs of INMT release DMT to buffer for the oxygen deficiency. This could also explain the psychedelic effects of carbogen.--Custoo (talk) 07:10, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Clinical Effectiveness[edit]

Really need details on whether it is actually clinically effective, and if so why it isn't still being used.