Neurochemistry and neurotoxicity of 3, 4‐methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA,“ecstasy”)

DJ McKenna, SJ Peroutka - Journal of Neurochemistry, 1990 - Wiley Online Library


3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; also known as “Ecstasy”) is a ring-substituted phenylisopropylamine that is related to both amphetamines and hallucinogens, such as mescaline (Fig. 1). Although the drug was patented in 1914, interest in the …

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