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Transcript of ECSTASY
Molly, XTC, Adam, Essence, Clarity, Love Drug, Hug Drug, E
Schedule I controlled Substance since 1985
Effects and "Side" Effects
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Normal Serotonin Reaction:
3,4 methylene dioxymethamphetamine
Distortions in Time
Distortions in Perception
Increased Heart Rate
Increased Blood Pressure
Taking Advantage of the Serotonin Pathway
Serotonin released into nerve synapses where the Serotonin receptors are activated and send a biochemical cascade leading to a psychological feeling of peacefulness
MDMA has a similar structure to the Serotonin molecule.
MDMA taken up by the transporter proteins in presynaptic cell
Synaptic concentration of Serotonin increases dramatically.
MDMA invades cell, promotes greater release of Serotonin.
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
(SSRIs) are designed as
--> anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, obesity, fibromyalgia, and premature ejaculation