writing assignment III

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Chris Cefalo February 17, 2008 Professor O’Connor Writing Assignment II MDMA, methylenedioxymethylamphetamine, is an amphetamine and a hallucinogenic. It is known as the drug ecstacy. It was given this street name because of it’s unique psychostimulant and motorstimulant qualities the person experiences when using ecstasy. It works through the nervous system by mainly targeting the release of seroton at the terminal axon of the serotonin neuron. It has been shown to damage serotonin neurons by reductions in markers that are unique to serotonin axons. This damage includes brain serotonin, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, 5-Ht. This study was done with heavy MDMA users. Whether moderate or regulated use of MDMA produces lesser or no damage, has not been determined. The study to support this was done in Amsterdam using three groups of people: fifteen moderate users, twenty-three heavy users, and sixteen ex-users. The moderate user group, labeled MDMA, had to have taken a maximum of fifty tablets. The heavy
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course BIO 158 taught by Professor 0'connor during the Spring '08 term at La Salle.

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