What is the chemical name of street drug 'ecstasy'? What is its mechanism of action?

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The name is MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). The primary mode of action of MDMA is as an indirect serotonergic agonist, increasing the amount of serotonin released into the synapse.MDMA acts on the serotonin transporter and is transported into the nerve terminal. 

Reference: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/dr...

Zeba's picture

Answer: 

The name is MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). The primary mode of action of MDMA is as an indirect serotonergic agonist, increasing the amount of serotonin released into the synapse.MDMA acts on the serotonin transporter and is transported into the nerve terminal. 

Reference: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/dr...

Zeba's picture

Answer: 

The name is MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). The primary mode of action of MDMA is as an indirect serotonergic agonist, increasing the amount of serotonin released into the synapse.MDMA acts on the serotonin transporter and is transported into the nerve terminal. 

Reference: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/dr...

Zeba's picture

Answer: 

The name is MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). The primary mode of action of MDMA is as an indirect serotonergic agonist, increasing the amount of serotonin released into the synapse.MDMA acts on the serotonin transporter and is transported into the nerve terminal. 

Reference: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/dr...

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