from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, C17H17NO(C2H3O2)2, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic. Also called diacetylmorphine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A powerful and addictive drug derived from opium producing intense euphoria classed as an illegal narcotic in most of the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simplified spelling of heroine.
- n. Diacetyl-morphia: a remedy valuable in the treatment of various forms of respiratory disease. It allays cough and acts as a hypnotic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
During a summer internship with the East Harlem Tenants Council, he discovered the drug culture and immediately immersed himself in what he calls his "heroin career."
He told Cardiff Crown Court that at the time of Tony Singh's death in Newport in November 2010, he regularly smoked heroin but there was what he called a "heroin drought" in Cardiff and he couldn't use his usual supplier.
The core of the KLA were radical Muslim Marxists who trafficked in heroin, and were linked to bin Laden.
His extraordinary feet in rescuing the heroin from the Shaw of Iran, by using his Bowel of N'Irthrymia, will surely peek your interest in my Chiclet novel.
Afghanistan prior to the Taliban was a godforsaken hellhole that lead the world in heroin production, so it effectively was a series of criminal enterprises and not a state.
It has ample revenues from international contributions and illicit trafficking, primarily in heroin, and very few non-military expenses.
Taliban resurgent, heroin is big business, and spreading to Pakistan.
Alcohol is a CNS depressant that reacts with quinine (a common filler in heroin).
I think it would be better if informed adults — ideally with a prescription or license of some sort — could obtain heroin and other opioids from a regulated, legal source than from a drug dealer selling artificially expensive (and so crime inducing) dope of unknown purity.
I.e. there is a strong supply line of heroin from the Afganistan into Russia.