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History of MDMA (ecstasy): from synthesizing until today

Gniewko Więckiewicz1, Magdalena Piegza1, Robert Pudlo1
Psychiatria 2021;18(2):136-139.


MDMA, or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, has over a hundred years of history. Synthesized in Merck
laboratories overcame a long way to become the hope for many people suffering from post-traumatic stress
disorder. Article presents the history of MDMA from synthesis until today.

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