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2-Me-DET, also known as 2-Methyl-diethyltryptamine, is a synthetic compound of the tryptamine family. Tryptamines are a group of compounds structurally derived from tryptamine, which consists of a double ring structure and a side chain. 2-Me-DET is a lesser-known psychedelic substance that is not commonly used recreationally.

Chemistry[edit | edit source]

2-Me-DET is a synthetic tryptamine. It is structurally related to DMT, DET, and other tryptamines. The compound is made up of a bicyclic indole group, a five-membered nitrogen-containing ring attached to a six-membered carbon ring, and a side chain with two ethyl groups and one methyl group. The presence of the two ethyl groups classifies it as a diethyltryptamine, and the additional methyl group on the two position of the tryptamine molecule gives it its 2-Me-DET name.

Pharmacology[edit | edit source]

The pharmacology of 2-Me-DET is not well-studied. However, like other tryptamines, it is thought to act as an agonist at the 5-HT2A receptor, which is involved in the effects of many psychedelic substances. The exact mechanism of action and the full range of effects of 2-Me-DET are not well understood, and further research is needed to fully understand its pharmacological properties.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The effects of 2-Me-DET are not well-documented due to its rarity and the lack of scientific research. However, anecdotal reports suggest that it may produce effects similar to other psychedelic tryptamines, such as visual distortions, enhanced sensory perception, and altered thought processes. The duration, intensity, and specific effects can vary widely depending on the dose, individual physiology, and set and setting.

Legal Status[edit | edit source]

The legal status of 2-Me-DET varies by country. In some countries, it may be controlled under laws that cover tryptamine analogs, while in others it may be legal. It is always important to check the specific laws in your country before possessing or using any potentially controlled substance.

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