What does heroin mean?

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ˈhɛr oʊ ɪnher·o·in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroin, diacetylmorphinenoun

    a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush

GCIDE

  1. heroinnoun

    a morphine derivative, diacetyl morphine, used to relieve severe pain and as a sedative. It is highly addictive, and its use is strictly controlled in the U.S. by federal law. It is a popular strong narcotic drug of abuse, in part because it is more soluble than morphine. It is sometimes included as one of the components of Brompton's mixture, used to control pain in terminallly ill patients.

Wiktionary

  1. heroinnoun

    A powerful and addictive drug derived from opium producing intense euphoria classed as an illegal narcotic in most of the world.

  2. Etymology: Since the 1890s from a trademark, from (due to the feelings of power and exaltation while under the influence of the drug).

Freebase

  1. Heroin

    Heroin, also known as diamorphine, and colloquially as H, smack, horse, brown, black, tar, and other names, is an opioid analgesic synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, found in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an active drug, but it is also converted into morphine in the body. When used in medicine it is typically used to treat severe pain, such as that resulting from a heart attack or a severe injury. The name "heroin" is only used when being discussed in its illegal form. When it is used in a medical environment, it is referred to as diamorphine. The white crystalline form considered "pure heroin" is usually the hydrochloride salt, diacetylmorphine hydrochloride. Illicit heroin is sometimes available in freebase form, dulling the sheen and consistency to a matte-white powder. Because of its lower boiling point, the freebase form of heroin is also smokable. It is prevalent in heroin coming from Afghanistan, which as of 2004 produced roughly 87% of the world supply in illicit raw opium. However, production in Mexico has risen six times from 2007 to 2011, changing that percentage and placing Mexico as the second largest opium producer in the world.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Heroin

    A narcotic analgesic that may be habit-forming. It is a controlled substance (opium derivative) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Parts 329.1, 1308.11 (1987). Sale is forbidden in the United States by Federal statute. (Merck Index, 11th ed)

Rap Dictionary

  1. heroinnoun

    A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, C17H17NO(C2H3O2)2, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic. The worst drug known to man It's stronger than, heroin When you could look in the mirror like, "There I am" And still not see, what you've become -- Jay-Z (Lost one)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of heroin in a Sentence

  1. Mike Leath:

    Only the people with a lotta money could afford to buy the pills, so the people without so much money, they couldn't afford to buy the pills. So rather than just walk away from the drug, they switched to heroin. Heroin had gotten better. Heroin had gotten cheaper. Heroin had gotten easier to acquire here in Texas. Andthen the heroin started gettin' tainted with a drug called fentanyl. Not only have we seen an uptick in heroin use, we've seen a marked uptick in deaths due to the tainted heroin.

  2. Mark Daniels:

    They've set us up for failure here on the southwest border completely, and let me give you some numbers that kind of highlight what's going on. This fiscal year we've had 10,000 pounds of fentanyl, 180,000 pounds of meth, 86,000 pounds of cocaine, 5,000 pounds of heroin, and 311,000 pounds of marijuana come through the southwest border this fiscal year.

  3. Lindsay LaSalle:

    Almost all of the increases in overdose deaths are attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, not pharmaceutical fentanyl that has been misused or diverted. And we know that because the number of prescriptions for pharmaceutical fentanyl has remained relatively stable over the past decade, whereas seizures of illicitly manufactured fentanyl has skyrocketed, so it really is due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl that is entering the market and that is essentially being mixed with heroin so that Lindsay LaSalle have an adulterated product that people aren't aware of, so their risk of overdose increases substantially.

  4. Anthony Sideri:

    Robbing a bank seemed like a way to get a lot of money fast, which equaled a lot of heroin, that would hold me over for a long time ... I thought.

  5. Gerry Schmidt:

    Locally, we are seeing heroin and meth and marijuana laced with fentanyl, the majority is heroin, and some cases, there is adulterated fentanyl on the street, as well, and the doses will vary depending on who is dealing it.

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