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  Ecstasy (drug) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known today by the street name ecstasy, is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the secretion of large amounts of serotonin as well as dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain, causing a general sense of openness, empathy, energy, euphoria, and well-being.
MDMA was first brought to public attention through Dr. Alexander Shulgin in the 1960s who recommended it for use in certain therapy sessions, naming the drug 'window' (he discovered it while searching for compounds that might have a similar psychoactive effect as other compounds contained in nutmeg).
MDMA's main action is believed to cause serotonin stores in the brain to release abnormally large quantities of serotonin into the synapses during the 4 to 6 hour high, which is responsible for the primary subjective effects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MDMA   (3522 words)

 MAPS - Dr. Julie Holland Speaks about MDMA - March 30, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
MDMA was a byproduct of a synthesis of hydrastinin; Merck was looking for a good vasoconstrictive substance to use as a styptic, to stop bleeding, and when they stumbled across this chemical in their synthesis, as any good chemical company would do, they patented their finding.
MDMA is a medication that can calm somebody, and take away the anxiety and the agitation, but it would keep them awake and focused and able to really communicate exactly what is going on in their lives, and again, there is no medication like this in psychiatry at all.
MDMA allows people to revisit the trauma with much less anxiety than usual, and to process it in a non-threatening manner, and perhaps allows a measure of forgiveness and certainly acceptance to occur for the event.
www.maps.org /research/mdma/holland0300.html   (4698 words)

 MDMA (Ecstasy)
MDMA abuse and the trafficking of MDMA is on the rise, posing serious social concerns.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine), also referred to as Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, and Essence, is a illegally manufactured variation of mescaline and amphetamine.
MDMA tablets are often "stamped" with icons or logos intended to appeal to a young audience.
www.streetdrugs.org /mdma.htm   (272 words)

 MDMA (Ecstasy) Fast Facts
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy) is a synthetic (man-made) drug that causes both hallucinogenic and stimulant effects.
MDMA tablets are available in various colors and shapes and generally are imprinted with a logo.
MDMA is called a club drug because it often is used at all-night dance parties (called raves) or at techno parties and nightclubs.
www.usdoj.gov /ndic/pubs3/3494   (515 words)

 Ecstasy (MDMA) Side Effects, Interactions and Information - Drugs.com
MDMA (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with a chemical structure similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.
MDMA was first synthesized by a German company in 1912, possibly to be used as an appetite suppressant.
MDMA stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin from brain neurons, producing a high that lasts from several minutes to an hour.
www.drugs.com /MDMA   (876 words)

MDMA, or ecstasy, causes large amounts of serotonin to be released and stored in the terminal boutons of an axon, which is responsible for the primary effects of MDMA (Cohen, p.19).
By inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin MDMA causes the release of serotonin.
In the case of MDMA the average user not only behaves in a way conducive to the enjoyment of their experience but will often heighten the experience of the people who are using the drug around them as well creating a sort of reciprocal effect which incites further stimulation from all around the user.
www.humboldt.edu /~morgan/ecstacy/MDMAprint.html   (5999 words)

 MAPS: MDMA ("Ecstasy") Research Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
MDMA was synthesized in 1912 and patented in Germany by Merck in 1914 but was not the subject of human research at that time.
MDMA research claimed that the rejection of all efforts to conduct FDA-approved MDMA research was based not on rational risk/benefit assessments but on an underlying cultural prejudice against medical research with drugs that were criminalized and on one or more FDA officials' personal opposition to human research with psychedelics.
MDMA is off-patent and is considered to be an Orphan Drug, meaning that the pharmaceutical industry sees no financial incentives in conducting research with it.
www.maps.org /research/mdma   (15652 words)

 MDMA (Ecstasy) - Factsheet - Drug Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Currently, MDMA is predominantly a “club drug” and is commonly used at all-night dance parties known as “raves.” However, recent research indicates that the use of MDMA is moving to settings other than nightclubs, such as private homes, high schools, college dorms, and shopping malls.
MDMA is a stimulant whose psychedelic effects can last between 4 and 6 hours and it is usually taken orally in pill form.
MDMA is most often manufactured clandestinely in Western Europe, primarily in Belgium and the Netherlands.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /publications/factsht/mdma   (2413 words)

 MDMA Poster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
General: MDMA is a strong stimulant and is taxing both physically and mentally.
MDMA should be used only by generally healthy individuals.
Psychosocial entanglements forged in an MDMA session may last for many months after the initial session and could potentially lead to quasi-permanent codependent relationships such as domestic cohabitation and marriage.
www.tripzine.com /mdma_ad.html   (885 words)

 InfoFacts - MDMA (Ecstasy)
MDMA (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.
MDMA exerts its primary effects in the brain on neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
While the combination of MDMA with one or more of these drugs may be inherently dangerous, users might also combine them with substances such as marijuana and alcohol, putting themselves at further physical risk.
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/ecstasy.html   (941 words)

 MDMA Information from Drugs.com
As the rave and club scene expands to metropolitan and suburban areas across the country, MDMA use and distribution are increasing as well.
MDMA users may encounter problems similar to those experienced by amphetamine and cocaine users, including addiction.
In Boston during the first three quarters of 2000, MDMA was the most frequently mentioned drug in telephone calls to the Poison Control Center.
www.drugs.com /mdma.html   (877 words)

 Erowid MDMA (Ecstasy) Vault
MDMA is one of the most popular recreational psychoactives, most commonly sold in the form of "ecstasy" tablets.
Is it safer to smoke MDMA than take it orally.
MDMA use in N.W. England, by Peter McDermott
www.erowid.org /chemicals/mdma/mdma.shtml   (456 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Drug Descriptions, "Ecstasy" Damages the Brain and Impairs ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
These measurements showed that MDMA users had lower levels of the metabolite than people who had not used the drug; that the more MDMA they reported using, the lower the level of the metabolite; and, that the people with the lowest levels of the metabolite had the poorest memory performance.
Research on the functional consequences of MDMA-induced damage of serotonin-producing neurons in humans is at an early stage, and the scientists who conducted the studies cannot say definitively that the harm to brain serotonin neurons shown in the imaging study accounts for the memory impairments found among chronic users of the drug.
Researchers are continuing to examine the effects of chronic MDMA use on memory and other functions in which serotonin has been implicated, such as mood, impulse control, and sleep cycles.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/concern/mdma/ecstasy020700.htm   (1142 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - Ecstasy/MDMA
Ecstasy, also known as 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine or "MDMA" for short, is a stimulant related to the drugs mescaline and amphetamine.
MDMA was first synthesized and patented in 1914 by the German drug company called Merck.
MDMA is also said to increase awareness and feelings of pleasure and to give people energy.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/mdma.html   (957 words)

 Erowid MDMA Vault : MDMA FAQ
MDMA's stimulant and analgesic (pain killing) effects and its enhancement of proprioception (deep body sense) make movement feel easier and more pleasant, so ravers on MDMA often dance for long periods of time (remember to drink water and eat to replace lost fluid and electrolytes!).
MDMA is also sometimes used for some of the same things that amphetamines are used for, typically activities that require concentration, motivation, creativity, or energy.
Most users of MDMA who have taken the drug many times report that after some number of sessions, varying by person from a few to a few dozen, the desirable effects of the drug are no longer as pronounced.
www.erowid.org /chemicals/mdma/mdma_faq.shtml   (6459 words)

 MDMA ( Ecstasy ) Law & Policy, XTC, pills
MDMA is a Schedule I substance under federal law.
Dr. Alexander Shulgin is considered the godfather of MDMA, and is an expert on all psychedelic drugs.
MDMA "scare" plays on racial fears says Professor Philip Jenkins, author of "Synthetic Panics: Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs" (New York University Press).
www.cognitiveliberty.org /dll/mdmaindex.htm   (498 words)

 MDMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Click here for a slideshow on what happens to your brain on MDMA Most users of MDMA who have taken the drug many times report that after some number of sessions, varying by person from a few to a few dozen, the desirable effects of the drug are no longer as pronounced.
The amount of MDMA given to the monkeys was comparable to what some people at raves might take, though this was not the intent of the study, he said.
The MDMA experience is largely caused by your neurons firing rapidly and releasing Serotonin and Dopamine.
www.brainmachines.com /mdma.html   (5207 words)

 F-Secure Computer Virus Information Pages: MDMA
If an infected document is closed on the first day of any month, the virus will try to destroy data and displays a message box:
MDMA is a well-known abbrevition for methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine, ie.
MDMA has been reported to be in the wild globally during 1996 and 1997
www.f-secure.com /v-descs/mdma.shtml   (349 words)

 Lycaeum > Leda > MDMA FAQ
Jesse is author/editor of the first Neurotox, Behavioral Safety Concerns, and Using MDMA Many Times sections.
The atmosphere of a Rave is designed to be conducive to enjoying the MDMA experience, in the company of other people who may also be taking MDMA, or who can be as friendly and open without chemical assistance.
MDMA's enhancement of proprioception (deep body sense) makes movement notably pleasant, so Ravers on MDMA often dance for long periods of time (remember to drink water frequently!).
leda.lycaeum.org /?ID=10549   (5962 words)

 Midwest Direct Marketing Association -Home
On Tuesday, October 25th from 4:00-6:30pm, the MDMA presents “An insider’s look at the award winning website of Summit Brewery-our hometown craft beer” featuring Jeff Spaeth, VP of Summit sales and marketing and Sascha Boeker, principal of VO2 Media, who helped Summit Brewery create their highly praised interactive website.
It has become MDMA Holiday Tradition for the Past President to organize the Annual Holiday Fundraiser Event.
This is a great opportunity to network, meet new and old MDMA friends and raise money for a very important cause.
www.mdma.org   (510 words)

 The Lycaeum -- MDMA
An amphetamine derivative, MDMA has become the drug of choice for raves around the world.
MDMA Neurotoxicity: An Update: Review Article by Dennis McKenna
ecstasy.liverpool: "MDMA use in the North West of England"
www.lycaeum.org /drugs/synthetics/mdma   (199 words)

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