Altered states: the clinical effects of Ecstasy.

@article{Cole2003AlteredST,
  title={Altered states: the clinical effects of Ecstasy.},
  author={Janet C. Cole and Harry R Sumnall},
  journal={Pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={
          35-58
        }
}
Ecstasy is the second most widely abused illegal drug in Europe. Ecstasy is the colloquial name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), but not all Ecstasy tablets contain MDMA. When taken in hot, crowded environments, Ecstasy/MDMA users have developed acute complications that have had fatal consequences. Epidemiological evidence indicates that adverse reactions to Ecstasy/MDMA intoxication are rare and idiosyncratic. Potential mechanisms of action are reviewed. In animal studies, MDMA… CONTINUE READING
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