Is ecstasy MDMA? A review of the proportion of ecstasy tablets containing MDMA, their dosage levels, and the changing perceptions of purity

  title={Is ecstasy MDMA? A review of the proportion of ecstasy tablets containing MDMA, their dosage levels, and the changing perceptions of purity},
  author={A. Parrott},
  • A. Parrott
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • AimsNot every tablet sold as “ecstasy” contains MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). The historical origins and evolution of this mismatch will be reviewed, in order to estimate the proportions of ecstasy tablets containing MDMA at different periods over the past 30 years.MethodsSurveys into the pharmacological constituents of ecstasy tablets, dosage levels, and empirical reports of their perceived purity, provide the main data for this review.ResultsDuring the 1980s and early 1990s there… CONTINUE READING
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