Origin of heroin
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The correspondent does a stand-up next to a burning pile of heroin and gets a taste of its effect.
Like many rock stars of the time, Ramone lived there on-and-off for a time; he even detoxed from heroin there once.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It remains a Schedule I narcotic to this day, considered as dangerous and addictive by the federal government as heroin and MDMA.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The journey ends with Cooke discovering Joplin in her hotel room after she has overdosed on heroin.
That star would all too famously implode with her tragic death from a heroin overdose at a mere 27 years of age.
Codeine is one eighth the strength of morphine; heroin is three times as strong as morphine.
At this writing the most harmful form of opiate with which we have to deal is heroin.
For those who have opium, cocaine, veronal, or heroin to sell can always find a ready market in London and elsewhere.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Small doses of morphin had a vogue; codein had its turn after its introduction, and heroin also had a time of popularity.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Heroin hydrochloride has been tried in their place, but this seems to have more power over slight than over severe cases.
British Dictionary definitions for heroin
Word Origin for heroin
Word Origin and History for heroin
1898, from German Heroin, coined 1898 as trademark registered by Friedrich Bayer & Co. for their morphine substitute, traditionally from Greek heros (see hero (n.1)) because of the euphoric feeling the drug provides, but no evidence for this seems to have been found so far.
A new hypnotic, to which the name of "heroin" has been given, has been tried in the medical clinic of Professor Gerhardt in Berlin. ["The Lancet," Dec. 3, 1898]