MDMA is a pure form of ecstasy that is often taken as a party drug. It is both a stimulant and a tranquilizer and is most often taken as a pill although can also be snorted. It’s popular in social settings because it makes the user feel comfortable, closer to the people around them and energized to dance all night. The danger associated with taking MDMA is that it can increase the heart rate and blood pressure of its user to the point of heart failure. Alternatively, it also affects the kidneys’ diuretic abilities and can cause an overload of fluid in the user’s body, leading to death. However, the typical cause of death by ecstasy overdose is the overheating of the body.