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 designer drugs 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA,; [4] ecstasy), 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA; eve), and 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), the latter being a designer drug but also an important metabolite of both MDMA and MDEA, are all methylenedioxyamphetamine derivatives (Fig.
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.