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Ecstasy

Similar term(s): XTC, MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine.

Definition:

Man-made stimulant psychoactive drug that combines the effects of amphetamines and hallucinogens, such as LSD.

Following intake, users commonly feel an initial rush of adrenaline, followed by a combination of feeling energetic but calm. Colour, sound, and emotions can seem more intense. Users can also experience nausea, as well as an increased heart rate. In some cases, the jaw will tightens, and the mouth and throat become dry as the user starts to sweat more

Ecstasy usually comes in the form of different coloured tablets and capsules, which are swallowed, but it can also be crushed and snorted, or smoked.

Source: GreenFacts, based on bbc.co.uk; A to Z of Drugs  

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Effects of prolonged use include damage to some brain systems, physical changes, changes in behaviour, and long-term psychiatric and physical problems such as loss of memory, problems with decision-making and self-control, paranoia, depression and panic attacks.

Source: GreenFacts

Ecstasy tablets Ecstasy tablets

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ecstasy Tablets 

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Stimulants

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GreenFacts Summary on Psychoactive Drugs Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illicit Substances:

Translation(s):

Español: Éxtasis
Français: Ecstasy
Nederlands: Ecstasy

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