synthetic heroin


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Noun1.synthetic heroin - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-formingsynthetic heroin - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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ADEADLY synthetic heroin more powerful than the original drug is being sold on the streets of Wales.
A powerful synthetic heroin called China White killed 18 in Pittsburgh in 1988.
To study Parkinson's, researchers have commonly mimicked the effects of the disease in animals by giving them a compound known as MPTP, a contaminant of the illicit drug MPPP, or synthetic heroin.