Last Updated: November 18 2022

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as “ecstacy”, is a psychoactive drug first synthesized in 1912 by the German pharmaceutical company Merck. MDMA works by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, in the brain.

MDMA is most often used for

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