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    Ecstasy Ecstasy, a word stemming from Late Latin extasis, meaning "entrancement, astonishment, insanity; any displacement or removal from the proper place." The definition is rather spot on given the side effects that the hallucinogenic drug produces. Ecstasy or MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) originates from Germany when chemist Anton Köllisch was performing trial and error experiments with Amphetamine. At the time of its creation, Köllisch worked for pharmaceutical company Merck, who later

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         Ecstasy, or 3, 4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, was first synthesized and patented in 1914, by the German drug company Merck. The original purpose of the drug was to be an appetite suppressant, however in 1970 it was given to clinical depressed patients to open them up and talk about their feelings. Then in 1986, Ecstasy was determined to cause brain damage (http://faculity.washington.edu/chudler/mdma.html).      Ecstasy is used at the party and rave

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    Summary Of Ecstasy

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    Summary: Chapter 20 discusses the ongoing study of Ecstasy and examining the culture in America. This participant-observation study lasted for about 15 months, observing the use of club drugs, and club culture in Florida. The research focuses on the emotional state of individuals who ingest MDMA/Ecstasy, the local market for such drugs, and the dialect of this drug culture. Because of its ability to induce an intense physiologically and psychologically euphoric state without the stigma associated

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    The Word Ecstasy

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    What he felt was ecstasy. Over time, the word ecstasy has been modified, which can be seen through its etymology. Throughout this paper, ecstasy will be defined, explained, and compared to the words that we commonly use today. It will clarify the word by exploring its many meanings throughout history. I have chosen this word because I want to write about a word that displays happiness. I originally chose the word bliss, but I wanted a word that showed more intense emotion. Ecstasy, an overwhelming

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    The Dangers Of Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is a psychoactive drug that is used as a recreational drug. It is normally classed as a club drug. Ecstasy was created in 1912 in order to improve psychotherapy. It became popular as a street drug in the 1980s, and is now associated with dance parties, raves, and electronic dance music. The key to understanding ecstasy is knowing the forms of it, the dangers of it, and how to avoid it. First, we need to know the different forms of the drug. Ecstasy is mostly taken through the mouth,

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    MDMA And Ecstasy

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    3,4- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or more commonly known as ecstasy is a drug that alters someone’s moods, perception, and behavior. MDMA has a chemical formula of C11H15NO2, with a molar mass of 193.25 g/mol. The IUPAC name is 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-Nmethylpropan- 2-amine. A fun fact to point out is that MDMA has a benzene ring formation in it’s chemical structure. Ecstasy pills were first introduced in many European countries in the 1980s, as they were linked to the rave and club scenes

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    Ecstasy And Memory

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    The Impact of Regular Ecstasy Use on Memory Function: Summary Neil G. Simon and Richard P. Mattick conducted this study in May 2001 with the aim of this study was to see if long-term use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy or MDMA) impairs memory. Many studies have been completed before that are similar to this one, however the broad majority of them did not address confounding factors such as other drug use or intelligence levels of their participants. In this study they intended to account

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    Essay Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is one of the street names for MDMA (the chemical name is N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine). MDMA is an amphetaminelike drug with hallucinogenic properties. People taking the drug get a sense of increased energy, euphoria and a curious feeling of empathy. While we know something about the short-term effects of ecstasy use, we do not have a very good understanding of the long-term effects. The short-term effects of the drug are related to the amount taken. If the dose used is relatively

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    Essay On Ecstasy

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    is about the correlation between “ecstasy and sexual intercourse”. Throughout this chapter it discusses the effects of ecstasy and why its linked to sex. This drug is known to cause brain damage and control people’s feelings of empathy and euphoria. When we think of sex promoting drugs most think of “Viagra”. Although, Viagra is sold over the counter ecstasy is not. Ecstasy has been described as turning people who are under the influence into “sex maniacs”. Ecstasy is a serious drug that is also called

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    Essay about Ecstasy

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         Ecstasy is Methylene Dioxymethamphetamine, often abbreviated as MDMA. This drug is a member of the same family of drugs that include amphetamine and LSD. I once believed that ecstasy was a mixture of methamphetamine and LSD, but as I researched, I found out that it has its own chemical structure. Ecstasy is not a mixture of other drugs; it is something all its own.      Ecstasy alone makes people biased towards ecstasy without even doing the research

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