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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Ecstasy-Journey from Consumption to Death

  • Open or Close Khushubukhat Khan1* and Amna Khan2

    1Center for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

    2Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, International Islamic University, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Khushubukhat Khan, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, 87-West Canal Bank Road, University of the Punjab, Lahore-53700, Pakistan

Submission: September 10, 2017; Published: December 11, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2017.01.000519

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume1 Issue4


Ecstasy is an illicit compound, use of which is very famous amongst ravers and dance clubbers. It stimulates the over-release of serotonin and other neurotransmitters which psycho-physiologically cause thermal stress, elevated breathing and heartbeat, sharpened visio-audio senses and high blood pressure. User experiences the euphoric, light-minded and optimistic feelings which are exaggerated under loud, crowded and physically wearing environment. Although these feelings are short term and after frequent consumption, wondrous, care-free sensations are superseded by depression, pessimism, sleeplessness and loss of appetite. Current review describes the molecular reasons behind the effects ecstasy poses on naïve users and highlights how addiction for this drug begins and if not controlled how it eventually brings the demise of its users.

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