MDMA and the Noradrenergic System

Investigators: Matthias Liechti MD, Cedric Hysek PhD

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Basel.
A series of studies investigating the role of the noradrenergic (norepinephrine) system plays in producing the physiological, neuroendocrine and subjective effects of MDMA, including an examination of the effects of noradrenergic drugs on the effects of MDMA on emotion perception. The studies have also considered potential use of specific noradrenergic drugs as means of ameliorating cardiovascular and thermoregulatory effects of MDMA in humans.