What does heroin mean?

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ˈhɛr oʊ ɪnhero·in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heroin, diacetylmorphine(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. heroin(n.)

    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. heroin(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: 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)

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Numerology

  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. John Bouker:

    Our problem out here is the alcohol, the heroin, not the pot.

  2. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello:

    There is no good heroin, this can strike anywhere at any time.

  3. Josh Shapiro:

    There is no safe way to inject heroin, fentanyl and carfentanyl.

  4. Sterling Technologies floor manager:

    'Right now around here, heroin's big, sad to say, i've had no refugees fail it.

  5. Patrick Bordnick:

    We want to know if decreasing craving in a lab modifies heroin use in the real world.

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