What is Heroin?

Heroin Checmical Compound Image

A Brief Description of Heroin

Heroin can be seen as the most powerful pain killer. In hospitals, they use the name "morphine" which is heroin in its purist state. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid drug synthesized from morphine which is a derivative of the opium poppy. The medical name for Heroin is "diamorphine".

The Chemical Compound of Heroin

Drug Name: Diacetylmorphine Hydrochloride
formula: C21H23NO5HCl
mol wt 369.42
melts 243-244oC
sol 1 g / 2 g H2O
LD50 mice 22 mg/kg (Intravenously)
LD50 monkeys 7 mg/kg (Intravenously)

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