Also remanded was “the Chinese guy,” Alexander Chan, who had served five years on a 1997 heroin conviction.
I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain.
From the heroin user's standpoint, it wouldn't be tolerated.
Going "cold turkey" off of heroin, while difficult, is not impossible—and very rarely fatal.
Given how destructive cocaine, crack, heroin, and other narcotics are, wariness of legalization is understandable.
She lives in the inner city, where she cares for infants born of mothers who are heroin addicts.
At this writing the most harmful form of opiate with which we have to deal is heroin.
In each case the victim was a heroin fiend and took an overdose.
heroin hydrochloride has been tried in their place, but this seems to have more power over slight than over severe cases.
At "parties," they said, when some one of the company would pass round a box full of heroin, inviting them to snuff it.
1898, from German Heroin, coined 1898 as trademark registered by Friedrich Bayer & Co. for their morphine substitute, traditionally from Greek heros (see hero (n.1)) because of the euphoric feeling the drug provides, but no evidence for this seems to have been found so far.
A new hypnotic, to which the name of "heroin" has been given, has been tried in the medical clinic of Professor Gerhardt in Berlin. ["The Lancet," Dec. 3, 1898]
heroin her·o·in (hěr'ō-ĭn)
A white, bitter, crystalline compound that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic. Also called diacetylmorphine.