How MDMA's Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics Drive Desired Effects and Harms

  title={How MDMA's Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics Drive Desired Effects and Harms},
  author={C. Michael White},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  • C. Michael White
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • 3,4‐Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is an agent of abuse that has been used by over 16 million Americans. Increased energy, elevated mood, bonding with others, and psychedelic effects are desired effects while liver damage, extended depressed mood, sexual assault, rhabdomyolysis, serotonin syndrome, multiorgan failure, cardiovascular events, arrhythmias, and death are possible adverse effects. These desirable and adverse effects of MDMA are extensions of its fascinating pharmacologic and… CONTINUE READING
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