a white, crystalline, narcotic powder, C21H23NO5, derived from morphine, formerly used as an analgesic and sedative: manufacture and importation of heroin are now controlled by federal law in the U.S. because of the danger of addiction.
- heroin , heroine
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How to use heroin in a sentence
Police said he was under the influence of heroin and found heroin and more than 200 pills in his vehicle.Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in car accident that injured two children | Mark Maske | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Historically, Houry says, the greatest concern surrounding synthetic opioids was that they might be contaminating other opioids, such as heroin.The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on drug overdoses | Kat Eschner | December 22, 2020 | Popular-Science
So-called “drug tourism” hasn’t really been a problem for Portugal, but it happened in Switzerland after officials in the 1980s and 1990s began officially “ignoring” heroin in Zurich’s Platzspitz Park.Oregon Just Decriminalized All Drugs – Here’s Why Voters Passed This Groundbreaking Reform | LGBTQ-Editor | December 10, 2020 | No Straight News
She’s cleaning the same streets on which she once used PCP and heroin.‘It’s going to take a village’: Community group prepares to deliver 3,000 meals before Thanksgiving | Lauren Lumpkin | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Looking ahead, Maze wonders if such epigenetic changes might also occur in response to other addictive drugs, including heroin, alcohol and nicotine.The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression | R. Douglas Fields | October 27, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Keith Green finds Ramone at the Chelsea, trying to kick heroin for good.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Back in 2001, that “definition” of female beauty basically fell into two categories: Playboy chic, or heroin chic.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set | Marlow Stern | December 9, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
For those who have opium, cocaine, veronal, or heroin to sell can always find a ready market in London and elsewhere.Dope | Sax Rohmer
At one time Parke, Davis & Co. admitted that the preparation owed its chief value to heroin.
Because of its activity the most prominent action would be that characteristic of heroin hydrochlorid.
Morphine is the chief active principle, and codeine and heroin are the chief derivatives of morphine.Habits that Handicap | Charles B. Towns
Codeine is one eighth the strength of morphine; heroin is three times as strong as morphine.Habits that Handicap | Charles B. Towns
British Dictionary definitions for heroin
a white odourless bitter-tasting crystalline powder related to morphine: a highly addictive narcotic. Formula: C 21 H 23 NO 5: Technical names: diamorphine, diacetylmorphine
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Scientific definitions for heroin
A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, C17H17NO(C2H3O2)2, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic.
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