MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a man-made drug that is a stimulant and a hallucinogen and has a chemical structure similar to that of amphetamine. It is typically taken orally as a capsule or tablet. Administration of MDMA produces an energizing effect, distortions in time and perception, and enhanced enjoyment from tactile experiences. It affects the neurons in the brain that use serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
MDMA can lead to dependence for some people. Some of the effects of MDMA use include :
Street names for MDMA include ecstasy, X, XTC, hug drug, Adam, the club drug, and lover’s speed.