methylenedioxyamphetamine


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methylenedioxyamphetamine

 (MDA) [meth″il-di-ok″se-am-fet´ah-mēn]
a hallucinogenic compound chemically related to amphetamine and mescaline; it is widely abused and causes dependence.

methylenedioxyamphetamine

/meth·y·lene·di·oxy·am·phet·amine/ (MDA) (-di-ok″se-am-fet´ah-mēn) a hallucinogenic compound chemically related to amphetamine and mescaline; it is widely abused and causes dependence.

MDA

A phenethylamine and amphetamine class of psychoactive agent, used primarily as a recreational drug but also to facilitate transcendence, meditation, psychedelic psychotherap and psychonautics. There are no medical indications for MDA.

Adverse effects
Cardiovascular and CNS stimulation; acute effects include agitation, sweating, hypertension, tachycardia, hyperthermia, convulsions, death.
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The popularity of the methylenedioxyamphetamine derivatives can be attributed to their psychotropic effects and the so-called entactogenic effects (3) of the drugs.
Exploring the alternative use of the vitreous humor for methylenedioxyamphetamine detection does not necessitate stereoselective data unless perhaps in a final stage when the usefulness of vitreous humor is firmly established but pharmacokinetic fine-tuning is needed.
To our knowledge, our report is the first on the quantitative LC-Fl analysis of methylenedioxyamphetamines in blood, vitreous humor, and urine.