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Phenethylamine

A chemical substance comprising a phenyl group attached to a linear chain of two carbon atoms and terminating in an amino group. The expanded name is 2-phenylethylamine. The phenethylamine family includes a range of substances that may be stimulants, entactogens* or hallucinogens.

*Entactogen is a substance that produces a socialising effect and desire for contact, most often applied to MDMA and related drugs.

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