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- MDMA: 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“ecstasy”)
- Schedule I drug manufactured illegally
- Used recreationally:
- Rave parties
- Dance clubs
- College campuses
- Onset of effects: 15–30 min after ingestion
- Duration of effects: 2–6 hr
- Pills commonly contain contaminants:
- Related methylated amphetamines: 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine (MDEA), 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-butylamphetamine (MDBA), para-methoxyamphetamine (PMA)
- Amphetamine-like structure stimulates catecholamine release.
- Mescaline-like ring structure enhances serotonergic and dopaminergic activity.
Deliberate or accidental ingestion of MDMA