MDMA (for 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine ) is a sympathomimetic amine, a psychostimulant molecule of the amphetamine class.
Powerful sympathomimetic and serotoninergic, MDMA is often used as a drug, sold then in the form of crystals (often impure>) or pills under the name of ecstasy (variable content of active ingredient). These products often contain not only MDMA but also close molecules such as synthetic byproducts (MDA or MBDB) or synthetic analogues such as methylone>.
MDMA is a stimulant of the central nervous system that possesses particular psychotropic characteristics, qualified by certain authors of entactogens >>>.
It is also a powerful serotoninergic, which gives it high doses, or in case of regular use, a neurotoxic power>. It is particularly prevalent in the festive environment, frequently associated with the techno movement, rave parties and electronic music.