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To my knowledge, the pineal gland is responsible for the release of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) upon death. Would it be possible to force the pineal gland to release this DMT while still living?

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According to this page the release of DMT upon death is speculative and its presence has so far been confirmed in rodents brain and human melanoma cell line SK-Mel-147. DMT is also produced in humans; however, its production and purpose in the brain has yet to be proven or understood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyltryptamine). Hence from what I have gathered on the matter DMT has not yet been proven to get secreted from human pineal gland and its command based secretion is yet to be discovered.

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    $\begingroup$ Personal research on 4chan has revealed a group of people who believe that DMT is a molecule responsible for spirituality and that the pineal gland has some sort of supernatural/psychic function. They also believe that fluoridation of water is a government conspiracy to calcify the populations' pineal glands and cut off that supernatural function. Just thought I should warn you where these questions come from in case we get more. $\endgroup$ – user137 Aug 18 '14 at 22:51

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