methylenedioxymethamphetamine

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Noun1.methylenedioxymethamphetamine - a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effectsmethylenedioxymethamphetamine - a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States; "MDMA is often used at parties because it enables partygoers to remain active for long periods of time"
cristal, disco biscuit, hug drug, XTC, go, Adam, ecstasy, X - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
club drug - a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
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Nicknamed "the love drug," Ecstasy initially stimulates, then lowers, serotonin levels in the brain.
My conclusions from this research--published in a book entitled The Love Drug (Haworth Medical Press)--run counter to much of the popular wisdom on the medical effects of Ecstasy.
Health Secretary Mr Frank Dobson extended the range of men eligible for health service prescriptions of the best-selling love drug, amid pressure from doctors and impotence sufferers.
NA TOP Tinsel Town psychiatrist has warned frisky stars to beware of the love drug Viagra.
A nose spray of the hormone is even marketed as a "love drug" to make men more sensitive.
Touted as the cuddle chemical" or the "love drug", oxytocin has been found to dampen stress, combat depression, and breed trust in humans.
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Yates's Wine Lodge in Stratford Street will spray pheremones - described as nature's "love drug" - into the atmosphere to help arouse a night of true romance.
Some edgy, agonizing moments prop up the second installment (particularly involving Stiles and her life on the streets as a single mother) after an aimless, warp-speed opening two-hours that sprints through Vietnam, lunch counter sit-ins in the South, the JFK assassination, the roots of the antiwar movement, the free love drug culture in San Francisco and Berkeley, the Beatles and the British Invasion, the rise of Martin Luther King Jr., the death of Malcolm X and the Watts Riots (a contrived bit of business set to Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone").
Dr Thompson set up The Private Clinic, which is licensed by the health authority to prescribe the pills, after a number of his patients came to him seeking the love drug.
(7) DARK CHOCOLATE: Contains the stimulant phenylethylamine, which is referred to as a "love drug" because it quickens the pulse and tricks the brain into thinking it's falling in love.