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 (dī′ə-sēt′l-môr′fēn′, dī-ăs′ĭ-tl-)
See heroin.


1. (Recreational Drugs) another name for heroin
2. (Pharmacology) another name for heroin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diacetylmorphine - a narcotic that is considered a hard drugdiacetylmorphine - a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
big H, hell dust, nose drops, scag, skag, thunder, smack - street names for heroin
hard drug - a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative


n. diacetilmorfina, heroína.
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Diacetylmorphine (heroin) was the major reason of accidental over-dosage among young adults.2 Furthermore, almost 12 million people injected drugs in 2014.
Diacetylmorphine was first synthesised by C R Alder Wright in 1874 as a highly potent, acetylated form of morphine.
A medical treatment for diacetylmorphine (heroin) addiction: A clinical trial with methadone hydrochloride.
Canada supports various initiatives to reduce the consequences of illicit drug use, including supervised consumption facilities, the use of naloxone to reverse overdoses, and the medical use of diacetylmorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Patients assigned to 60 mg / day of sustained-release dextroamphetamine, in addition to the background methadone and diacetylmorphine all participants were on for their heroin dependence, had significantly fewer days of cocaine use in the 12-week study: a mean of 44.9 days, compared with 60.6 days in placebo-treated controls.
Nyswander, "A medical treatment for diacetylmorphine (heroin) addiction: a clinical trial with methadone hydrochloride," Journal of the American Medical Association, vol.
(11) Bayer Pharmaceuticals (1874) isolated diacetylmorphine for asthma and bronchitis, thus creating heroin.
Feasibility of double-blind clinical trials with oral diacetylmorphine: a randomized controlled phase II study in an inpatient setting.
Most papers that have been developed in MIP-SPME field are about fiber preparation for separation of different valuable targets of complex media such as Clenbuterol and Structural Analogues [93], triazines [94], diacetylmorphine and analogous compounds [95], Prometryn [96], bisphenol A [97, 98], anabolic steroids [99], 2,2,-bipyridine [100], antibiotic drugs [101], and sulfamethazine [102].
Upon entering the body, heroin or diacetylmorphine is immediately deacetylated into the blood, producing 6-MAM (6-monoacetylmorphine, heroin metabolite).