methylenedioxymethamphetamine methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States

Usage(s):

  1. The FDA has sanctioned a study of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as MDMA, or ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  2. The correct spelling is methylenedioxymethamphetamine, not ) methylenedioxyethamphetamine as the law had it.
  3. A derivative of oil of sassafras or oil of nutmeg, MDMA is known chemically as 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and is not a new drug.

News

  • Dangers of powder drug 'Molly'

    In one week, three people have died, two of them New Englanders -- and the deaths are believed to have been related to the use of MDMA, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as "Molly."
    on September 4, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

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