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Molly aka MDMA aka Ecstasy

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Aissa Larson

on 13 August 2014

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Molly aka MDMA aka Ecstasy

Molecular Formula: C11H15N02
Effects
Can be addictive, it varies from person to person
After 45 minutes, a person feels the peak high
Synthetic drug ("man made") - results in uncertain purity
Effects last 3 to 6 hours
Function
References
http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/drug-profiles/mdma
Molecular Weight: 193.25g/mol
Color: White powder
Melting Point: varies depending on hydration
Boiling Point as oil: 100 - 110°C
Chemical Properties:
http://faculty.missouri.edu/~glaserr/210w04/mdma/mdma.html
Physical Properties:
Chemical Name: 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine
Similar properties as MDA and methamphetamine
Introduction:
Created for theraputic uses
Has same uses as stimulants and hallucinogens
Synthetic Drug
First used as "club drug" in raves
Use is now increasing among different groups of teens
Chemical category of empathogens and entactogens (term used to describe psychoactie drugs)
Illegal drug
Soluble in water
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/mdma-ecstasy-or-molly
Facts
ingested by tablet, pill, or inhaled through powder
Nervous System Stimulant - increases feelings, such as energy, emotional warmth, alter in sense perception
Releases large amount of Serotonin and other hormones - creates more mood swings in emotions
Enters bloodstream and kills brain cells, can result in brain damage
Often mixed with other drugs, which increases harmful effects
By: Monique Nijjer & Aissa Larson
Sweating
Increase in heart beat
High blood pressure
Seizures
Psychosis
Panic attacks
Jaw clenching
Depression, once drug is waring off
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/health/9-things-molly-drug/
Why did we choose this molecule?
to inform our peers
discuss the harmful effects,
to decrease the useage
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