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Heroin   /hˈɛroʊən/   Listen

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

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... long-time but relatively minor transshipment point for narcotics bound for the US and Europe and recent transshipment point for heroin from Europe to the US; potentially more significant as a ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... derivatives, and synthetic substitutes. Natural narcotics include opium (paregoric, parepectolin), morphine (MS-Contin, Roxanol), codeine (Tylenol w/codeine, Empirin w/codeine, Robitussan A-C), and thebaine. Semisynthetic narcotics include heroin (horse, smack), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid). Synthetic narcotics include meperidine or Pethidine (Demerol, Mepergan), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), and others ...
— The 1991 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... producer of cannabis, opium, and coca leaf for the international drug trade on a small scale; however, large quantities of cocaine and heroin transit the country from Colombia; important money-laundering hub; active aerial eradication program primarily targeting ...
— The 1997 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Heroin" :   hell dust, diacetylmorphine, nose drops, skag, thunder, hard drug, big H, opiate, smack, synthetic heroin, scag

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