4-methylamphetamine (4-MA): Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology of a New Potential Recreational Drug

Author(s): M. Coppola, R. Mondola

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 13 , Issue 14 , 2013

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From 2005 to 2012, 236 new substances have been officially notified in European Union via the Early Warning System with an increasing trend from year by year. In October 2009, 4-methylamphetamine (4-MA), an amphetamine derivative, was detected in Belgium and on 14 December 2009 this stimulant was notified to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Since its appearance within the recreational drug market, some cases of severe intoxication and deaths have been signaled across Europe. In this paper we summarized the chemical, pharmacological and toxicological information about this new potential recreational drug.

Keywords: 4-MA, 4-methylamphetamine, Amphetamines, Legal high, New drugs, pTAP.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 10 December, 2013
Page: [2097 - 2101]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/13895575113136660106
Price: $65

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