A 42-year-old member asked:
Can mdma affect huntington's chorea?
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Psychiatry 43 years experience
MDMA: Mdma (ecstasy) is an amphetamine derivative that acts as a neurotoxin in the cns. In huntington's disease, neurons are already being killed by excess glutamate (an excitatory neurotoxin). Adding another neurotoxin to the brew is not a good idea -- could make huntington's worse.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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