"Ecstasy" is a slang term for methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a member of the amphetamine family. At lower doses, MDMA causes distortions of emotional perceptions, acting an an empathogen, which means it increases an individual’s feeling of empathy and compassion towards others. At higher doses, it causes potent stimulation typical of other amphetamines.

It is important to note that drugs sold as "ecstasy" may not contain any MDMA and are most commonly found to be methamphetamine.

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