The etymological journey of ecstasy begins in ecstasy, a Greek word that passed into Latin before reaching our language. The first meaning mentioned by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) refers to state of well-being and pleasure that reaches a person from certain emotions or stimuli.
For instance: “The hobby went into ecstasy with the third goal of the local team “, “The child watched the immense sea in ecstasy”, “For me, ecstasy is reading a good book while drinking a delicious coffee and eating chocolate”.
Ecstasy is associated with fullness. Sometimes they talk about orgasm As the sexual ecstasy: in this case, ecstasy is characterized by muscle contractions in the pelvic area that cause intense enjoyment.
In the field of religion, ecstasy is linked to mystical union what is achieved with God. The individual who reaches ecstasy experiences a suspension of the senses and reaches a communion with the divine.
An ecstasy is also called drug which is produced synthetically in laboratories whose scientific name is methylenedioxymethamphetamine. With aphrodisiac and hallucinogenic effects, ecstasy causes euphoria and hyperactivity, dilating the pupils and increasing muscle tension.
Although it was born with therapeutic purposes for the treatment of mental illnesses, in the years ’70 it began to be used as a recreational and leisure drug. In most countries, possession of ecstasy is punishable by the law.
Using ecstasy causes your heart rate and blood pressure to rise and can lead to symptoms of depression and paranoia. An overdose can also cause intracranial bleeding, respiratory problems and kidney failure, among other disorders.
The effects caused by ecstasy can be divided into two groups: treble and the subacute. In the first group we find a series of sensations that are associated with a kind of “intoxication”, and that begin approximately three quarters of an hour after the first dose: increased extroversion, a very marked sense of well-being, greater empathy towards the environment and a particular emotional warmth, which leads to the conversation about treasured memories in a very touchy way.
Another characteristic acute effect of ecstasy use is an increase in perception sensory, something that is largely related to the name of the drug itself. There are also acute effects that we can consider secondary, although not precisely because they do not have serious consequences. For example, hypertension (increased blood pressure above normal values), panic attacks, dizziness and fainting spells, seizures and loss of consciousness often follow an overdose which, in the most severe cases, even it can cause death.
Given that ecstasy has stimulating properties and that its consumption usually takes place in situations such as parties or meetings where the person is already on the move, it is common for another acute secondary effect to arise: a significant increase in the temperature corporal, what is known as hyperthermia.
The subacute effects of ecstasy are associated with recreational use characterized by periods of abstinence interspersed with “binges.” Typical symptoms of this relationship with the drug include arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), heart damage, memory loss, depression, attention disorders, irritability, anxiety, and aggressiveness. Although the consequences vary according to the characteristics of the personality of each individual, those that refer to physical and mental deterioration tend to occur in a large percentage of cases.