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What is the difference between MDA and MDMA?

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E. Reyes

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Answered Dec 23, 2020

MDMA and MDA are both drugs that can be abused by people. These are street drugs that are both under the category of “stimulants.” Other categories are “hallucinogens” and “depressants.” These stimulants are sometimes used by people at parties and they provide people a feeling of euphoria that they have never experienced before.

Molly will have the ability to change the person’s state of mind and perception of things. People will usually experience more pleasure once they have tried this. Sally is similar to Molly but it will provide a smoother high. Between the two, Molly will have more severe side effects but remember that both drugs are illegal.

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Answered Dec 18, 2020

MDA is known as 3, 4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine. This is a drug that belongs to the amphetamine and phenethylamine classes of chemicals. It is a psychedelic and also a stimulant. It is used majorly as a recreational drug. Though the nature of the drug seems so similar to hallucinogens, it has both hallucinogenic and speed-like qualities.

This is a drug that is not approved by the FDA, and it is synthesized when you turn safrole into isosafrole, through the process of isomerization. It passes through an oxidation process before it is being converted to MDA. It has some short term effects such as anxiety, euphoria, nausea, and lowered appetite.

In contrast, MDMA is known as 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It is also a drug that belongs to the amphetamine and phenethylamine chemical classes. It is also recognized as ecstasy. It is a psychoactive, synthetic drug whose chemical nature is similar to the stimulant, methamphetamine, and hallucinogen mescaline. Its short-term effects include anxiety, euphoria, lowered appetite, nausea, and a few more.

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

MDA is a drug which represents the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical substances. It is both an amphetamine and a hallucinogenic. It is mostly treated as a recreational drug. Some of the short-term effects include upset stomach, anxiety, lowered appetite, euphoria, and a false sense of comfort. It may also cause erectile dysfunction, muscle tension, short term memory loss, headaches, hangover, depression, and possible toxicity.

MDMA also belongs to the phenethylamine and amphetamine substances, and it is known as ecstasy. Many couples try it to feel closer to each other and feel more comfortable with themselves. Ecstasy is a synthetic psychoactive drug and is chemically like the hallucinogen mescaline and the stimulant methamphetamine. It has a list of side effects, which are like those you can derive from MDA.

However, when MDMA wears off, it may cause a feeling of loneliness and increased sensitivity, leading to depression. MDA does not typically cause the severity of the after-effects of MDMA, although the two are similar in their composition and side effects.

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Answered Nov 27, 2020

MDMA is known as Molly, while MDA is Sally. These are the code names that are used to describe drugs. These drugs are not considered to be too safe, especially since they are made out of different chemicals that can be highly toxic to the human body. The thing is, even if they are toxic, they can provide people with a different type of high that they will not experience anywhere else. Molly will have the ability to change people’s perceptions. Their state of mind will also change. Sally is known as a hallucinogenic drug. It will provide a smoother type of high that people may prefer.
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Answered Jul 23, 2020

MDMA and MDA are two types of drugs that are on the market. They are mainly known by their street names, which MDMA is Molly and MDA is Sally. it is illegal to sell and use these drugs, but they are still available.

Between the two MDA is more potent and stronger than MDMA. MDA can last for six to eight hours, while MDMA only lasts for three to five hours. Another difference between them is the effects they can make a person feel. A person taking MDMA is more likely to have hallucinations, while a person with MDA is not.

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Amla Amelia

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

If in case you are not familiar with these things, these are known to be drugs that people may use. They may usually come in pill form. For example, MDA is normally found in pill form. MDMA is normally found in powder form. When it comes to the cost of these two drugs, they are normally the same. They are very similar, though people may not realize which one they are buying as long as they know that they will become high because of taking these drugs.

If in case you are not familiar with these things, these are known to be drugs that people may use.
One thing that you will notice is that Sally, which is the term used for MDA, will provide a much stronger high as compared to Molly, which is what you would call MDMA. People are recommended to not take drugs as it can get addictive.

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