A study of the neurotoxic effect of MDMA ('ecstasy') on 5‐HT neurones in the brains of mothers and neonates following administration of the drug during pregnancy

MI Colado, E O'shea, R Granados… - British Journal of …, 1997 - Wiley Online Library

Author(s): Maria Esther O´Shea Gaya , Maria Isabel Colado Megía

Focus: MDMA


It is well established that 3, 4‐methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or 'ecstasy') is neurotoxic and produces long term degeneration of cerebral 5‐hydroxytryptamine (5‐HT) nerve terminals in many species. Since MDMA is used extensively as a recreational drug by …

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