methylenedioxymethamphetamine : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • The FDA has sanctioned a study of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as MDMA, or ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • The correct spelling is methylenedioxymethamphetamine, not ) methylenedioxyethamphetamine as the law had it.
  • Though often cut with other drugs, ecstasy pills are at least intended to be a substance called MDMA (and known only to chemists as methylenedioxymethamphetamine).

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