MDMA. By:Jason Zukor. Other names for MDMA. Ecstasy Fantasy XTC ‘S’. Adam ‘E’ ‘X’ Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA was developed before WWI with a patent issued to a German company in 1914. In the mid-60’s the parent drug of ecstasy surfaced in the underground drug market.
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In the mid-60’s the parent drug of ecstasy surfaced in the underground drug market.
The search for a legal analog led to MDMA, which remained legal until 1985Historical Background
The usual dose is 1 to 2 mg/kg body weight (125 to 180 mg).
It may be ingested orally, placed under the tongue, added to juice or a carbonated beverage, or snorted.How MDMA is taken
release of serotonin, one of the
chemicals that transmit signals from one
nerve to the next.
The release of serotonin, believed to
be responsible for its effects, occurs
unimpeded and causes a flooding of
the synapses, overwhelming the serotonin receptors and preventing its reabsorption.Mechanism of Action
It’s said to induce insight, heighten sensory perception, peace, self-awareness, empathy, clarity & energy.
It may also cause logorrhea (verbal diarrhea) and other side effects similar to it’s parents compounds: loss of appetite, nausea, insomnia, & general restlessness.Effects
Increased heart rates are common.
It can cause brain damage and memory problems.Long-Term Effects