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ecstasy

slang The drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Come on, everyone does a little ecstasy before a night of clubbing!

Ecstasy

(ˈɛkstəsi)
n. a hallucinogen similar to LSD. (Drugs.) Chemicals with names like “Ecstasy” are being put on the streets every day.
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For instance, on April 20 mystryman, the moderator of a message board at Bluelight, posted the warning that a drug called 5meo-dipt, known as "Foxy," was being sold as Ecstasy in Florida.
However, they stated that as they grew older they became increasingly exposed to certain drugs such as ecstasy and discovered that these drugs were being used by normal, conventional youth.
Luke Ogden, manager of the DAN 24/7 Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline, said Ecstasy is not used by drug users as much at the moment but said warnings about the "yellow octopus" pills are a concern.
But that was not all, she also said, "I did ecstasy once and I got married.
Marmar the head of psychiatry at New York's University's Langone School of Medicine, a leading PTSD researcher who wasn't involved in the study said, "I'm cautious but hopeful." Marmar told The (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/ptsd-mdma-ecstasy.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur) New York Times that if they keep getting good results with Ecstasy, it will be a great use to treat PTSD, as it can be very hard to treat.
Last month three 12-year-old girls ended up in hospital after taking ecstasy tabs with cola at the Salford Shopping Precinct.
There are no specific interventions in the area of substance abuse that focus exclusively on the problem of ecstasy. Use of ecstasy is tied with poly drug use and thus it makes sense to design interventions that address the problem of drug abuse in general.
He said: "Although it appeared Rose had taken a substantial quantity (of drugs) and some may have come from another source or sources, there is no doubt some of the Ecstasy she took originated from you."
In May, Ellie Jones, 16, became the youngest ecstasy victim.
For the study, Daniel Wagner of the University of Cologne in Germany and his colleagues wanted to catch people as they started using Ecstasy. The team recruited 149 people who had used the drug five or fewer times and ran the subjects through a battery of brain tests looking for signs of mental deficits.
And ecstasy could even influence the sex of a child - more boys are born to women who used the drug.
Scientists found that women who used ecstasy had more serotonin receptors - molecules that trigger biological responses to serotonin - in their brains.
Abstract--This article examines the role of Ecstasy (MDMA or 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) as a drug used for self-medication and coping with both short- and long-term negative life situations.
FEArS are growing that super-strength ecstasy tablets are being sold in Ireland.
PAUL IN ECSTASY: The Neurobiology of the Apostle's Life and Thought by Colleen Shantz.