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).

Wikipedia

  1. Heroin

    Heroin is a song by the Velvet Underground, released on their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico. Written by Lou Reed in 1964, the song, which overtly depicts heroin use and abuse, is one of the band's most celebrated compositions. Critic Mark Deming of Allmusic writes, "While 'Heroin' hardly endorses drug use, it doesn't clearly condemn it, either, which made it all the more troubling in the eyes of many listeners."

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  1. heroin

    Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug that belongs to the opioid class, derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plant. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder or as the black sticky substance known as "black tar heroin". Heroin can be injected, inhaled or smoked, and is known for its powerful effects on the central nervous system, often creating a euphoric or sedative state. Prolonged use can lead to severe health issues including overdose and death.

Wikidata

  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. hieron

  2. hornie

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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. Claire McCaskill:

    I hear it everywhere I go: 'Drug overdose deaths, the vast majority of them related to prescription opioids or heroin, are single-handedly destroying families and communities across Missouri and the country,' and I refuse to just stand by and watch, we have an obligation to everyone devastated by this epidemic to find answers.

  2. Madeleine Swortwood:

    I’ve actually been in contact with a few physicians, especially addiction medicine physicians, who are treating patients with morphine addiction from consuming poppy seed tea. They are not heroin users, but they actually become addicted to the morphine from the tea.

  3. United States:

    Deadly opioids like fentanyl and heroin don't care about who you are or what you've accomplished, they just feed addiction and lead to tragedy. The Southern District of New York and our law enforcement partners will not give up. We will bring every tool to bear. And we will continue to hold accountable the dealers who push this poison, exploit addiction, and cause senseless death.

  4. Staff Denis McDonough:

    We see a heroin epidemic, an opioid addiction epidemic, in this country, we're going to stay on top of this with our Mexican counterparts until we get that back in the box. But El Chapo's behind bars - that's where he should stay.

  5. Anthony Sideri:

    I wasn't getting the strong effects of OxyContin anymore, and I was already sniffing something else, so it didn't seem like a leap, it didn't seem like the heroin I grew up knowing about.

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