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methylenedioxypyrovalerone

noun meth·y·lene·di·oxy·py·ro·val·e·rone \ ˌme-thə-ˌlēn-(ˌ)dī-ˌäk-sē-ˌpī-rō-ˈva-lə-ˌrōn \
variants: also 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone

medical Definition of methylenedioxypyrovalerone

:mdpv
  • Of the 12 bath salts tested for the Star Tribune, nine contained methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), a potent stimulant that is not approved for medical use in the United States and was first seized by legal authorities in Germany in 2007, according to the DEA.
  • —Larry Oakes, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)4 Sept. 2011

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