2-MAPB

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2-MAPB is a psychoactive drug and research chemical that belongs to the amphetamine class. It is structurally related to 6-APB and MDMA.

Chemistry[edit | edit source]

2-MAPB is a synthetic phenethylamine. It is structurally related to 6-APB and MDMA, and is part of a diverse group of compounds called the substituted amphetamines. The full chemical name of 2-MAPB is 1-(benzofuran-2-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine.

Pharmacology[edit | edit source]

The pharmacological mechanisms of 2-MAPB are not fully understood. However, it is known to act as a serotonin-norepinephrine-dopamine releasing agent (SNDRA). This means it increases the levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain by inducing their release from neurons. It is also thought to have some serotonin receptor agonist activity.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The effects of 2-MAPB are similar to those of other psychedelic amphetamines. They include feelings of euphoria, increased sociability, mental and physical stimulation, enhanced appreciation for music, and altered perception of time. Some users also report experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations.

Risks[edit | edit source]

As with all psychoactive substances, there are risks associated with the use of 2-MAPB. These include potential for addiction, neurotoxicity, and serious adverse effects such as psychosis and serotonin syndrome. It is also possible that 2-MAPB may have harmful interactions with other drugs.

Legal status[edit | edit source]

The legal status of 2-MAPB varies by country. In some jurisdictions, it is a controlled substance, while in others it is legal to possess for personal use.

See also[edit | edit source]

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