Physical properties of mephedrone
4-Methylmethcathinone (also known as 4-MMC, M-CAT, drone, meow meow, and mephedrone) is a entactogen-stimulant substance of the cathinone class.
Mephedrone was first synthesized in 1929, but did not become widely known until it was rediscovered in 2003.
It comes in the form of tablets or a powder, which users can swallow, snort, inject or insert rectally.
Pharmacology of Mephedrone
Given its chemical structure, mephedrone is likely to act as a releasing agent and a reuptake inhibitor for monoamine neurotransmitters.
Several articles published near the end of 2011 examined the effects of mephedrone in the brains of rats.
Analysis of the ratio for dopamine and serotonin indicated mephedrone was preferentially a serotonin releaser. Additionally, half-lives for the decrease in dopamine and serotonin were found to have decay rates of 24.5 minutes and 25.5 minutes.