Chemically speaking, Molly is an amphetamine with a twist of phenethylamine (a hallucinogen).
The chemicals in 'bath salts' seem to be cousins of the amphetamine agents that debuted as crystal meth.
When I was around 14-ish, I was put on amphetamine therapy for ADHD.
How come in the amphetamine rush of the 1980s nobody worried about the sanctity of baseball?
An amphetamine injection creates a sudden increase in blood pressure that can result in stroke, very high fever, or heart failure.
1938, contracted from alphamethyl-phenethylamine.
amphetamine am·phet·a·mine (ām-fět'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
A colorless, volatile liquid used primarily as a central nervous system stimulant.
A derivative of amphetamine, such as dextroamphetamine or a phosphate or sulfate of amphetamine, used as a central nervous system stimulant in the treatment of certain conditions, such as narcolepsy and depression.
Any of a group of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system, resulting in elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and other metabolic functions. Amphetamines are used in the treatment of certain neurological conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. The drugs are highly addictive and are sometimes abused.