MDMA

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English[edit]

Ball-and-stick model of an MDMA molecule

Noun[edit]

MDMA (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a synthetic entactogen of the methylenedioxyphenethylamine family.
    Synonyms: ecstasy, mandy, molly
    • 2005 January 30, Drake Bennett, “Dr. Ecstasy”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Unlike many of its subsequent users, Shulgin did not find his MDMA experience transformative. For him the effect was like a particularly lucid alcohol buzz; he called it his "low-calorie martini."
    • 2011, Mark A.R. Kleiman et al., Drugs and Drug Policy, Oxford University Press, →ISBN:
      A bit of folk wisdom from early cohorts of MDMA users advised against getting married within six weeks of one's first MDMA experience.
    • 2021 May 3, Rachel Nuwer, “A Psychedelic Drug Passes a Big Test for PTSD Treatment”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      In an important step toward medical approval, MDMA, the illegal drug popularly known as Ecstasy or Molly, was shown to bring relief to those suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder when paired with talk therapy.

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