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Description

Diamorphine, also known as heroin, is an opioid drug derived from morphine. It is a powerful painkiller and is used to treat severe pain, such as that caused by cancer or injury. It is also used recreationally for its euphoric effects.

Common side effects of diamorphine include drowsiness, confusion, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and respiratory depression. Long-term use of diamorphine can lead to physical dependence and addiction.

Associated brand names of diamorphine include:
  ▸  Diamorph
  ▸  Heroin
  ▸  Diacetylmorphine
  ▸  Diamorphan
  ▸  Morphinan-3-ol
  ▸  Morphinone

Synonyms
  • 'AIP'
  • 'antifreeze'
  • 'Aries'
  • 'Aunt Hazel'
  • 'ballot'
  • 'Bart Simpson'
  • 'big bag'
  • 'big doodig'
  • 'big H'
  • 'big Harry'
  • 'bin Laden'
  • 'black eagle'
  • 'black pearl'
  • 'black tar'
  • 'blows'
  • 'blue bag'
  • 'blue star'
  • 'bombs away'
  • 'bonita'
  • 'Bozo'
  • 'brain damage'
  • 'brea'
  • 'brick gum'
  • 'broja'
  • 'brown crystal'
  • 'brown rhine'
  • 'brown sugar'
  • 'brown tape'
  • 'bull dog'
  • 'bundle'
  • 'butu'
  • 'caballo'
  • 'caca'
  • 'calbo'
  • 'capital H'
  • 'carga'
  • 'carne'
  • 'chapopote'
  • 'Charley'
  • 'chatarra'
  • 'chiba'
  • 'chicle'
  • 'chieva'
  • 'China cat'
  • 'Chinese red'
  • 'chip'
  • 'chiva'
  • 'choco-fan'
  • 'cocofan'
  • 'cotics'
  • 'crap'
  • 'crop'
  • 'crown crap'
  • 'cura'
  • 'dead on arrival'
  • 'dead president'
  • 'diesel'
  • 'dirt'
  • 'dog food'
  • 'dogie'
  • 'doogie'
  • 'doojee'
  • 'Dooley'
  • 'doosey'
  • 'Dr. Feelgood'
  • 'dreck'
  • 'dugie'
  • 'duji'
  • 'dujra'
  • 'dujre'
  • 'dyno'
  • 'dyno-pure'
  • 'eighth'
  • 'estuffa'
  • 'ferry dust'
  • 'flea powder'
  • 'foil'
  • 'furra'
  • 'galloping horse'
  • 'gallup'
  • 'gamot'
  • 'gato'
  • 'George'
  • 'George smack'
  • 'glacines'
  • 'golden girl'
  • 'golpe'
  • 'good and plenty'
  • 'good H'
  • 'good horse'
  • 'H'
  • 'hache'
  • 'hairy'
  • 'hard candy'
  • 'Harry'
  • 'hayron'
  • 'Hazel'
  • 'H caps'
  • 'Helen'
  • 'hell dust'
  • 'Henry'
  • 'Hera'
  • 'hero'
  • 'heroina'
  • 'herone'
  • 'hero of the underworld'
  • 'hessle'
  • 'him'
  • 'holy terror'
  • 'hombre'
  • 'horse'
  • 'horse bite'
  • 'hot dope'
  • 'HRN'
  • 'isda'
  • 'jee gee'
  • 'Jerry Springer'
  • 'jive doo jee'
  • 'joharito'
  • 'jojee'
  • 'Jones'
  • 'joy'
  • 'joy flakes'
  • 'junco'
  • 'kabayo'
  • 'la buena'
  • 'la chiva'
  • 'little boy'
  • 'Mac'
  • 'manteca'
  • 'matsakow'
  • 'Mexican horse'
  • 'Mexican mud'
  • 'money talks'
  • 'morotgara'
  • 'mortal combat'
  • 'murotugora'
  • 'muzzle'
  • 'nanoo'
  • 'nice and easy'
  • 'nickel deck'
  • 'noise'
  • 'number 4'
  • 'number 8'
  • 'nurse'
  • 'ogoy'
  • 'old garbage'
  • 'old navy'
  • 'old Steve'
  • 'orange line'
  • 'pangonadalot'
  • 'peg'
  • 'perfect high'
  • 'Pluto'
  • 'poppy'
  • 'predator'
  • 'pulborn'
  • 'pure'
  • 'rambo'
  • 'raw fusion'
  • 'rawhide'
  • 'red chicken'
  • 'red eagle'
  • 'red rock'
  • 'reindeer dust'
  • 'Rhine'
  • 'rush hour'
  • 'sack'
  • 'salt'
  • 'scag'
  • 'scat'
  • 'scate'
  • 'scheck'
  • 'Scott'
  • 'second to none'
  • 'shit'
  • 'shoot'
  • 'silk'
  • 'ska'
  • 'skag'
  • 'skid'
  • 'slime'
  • 'smack'
  • 'snotty'
  • 'spider'
  • 'spider blue'
  • 'stuff'
  • 'sweet dreams'
  • 'sweet Jesus'
  • 'tecata'
  • 'thanie'
  • 'the beast'
  • 'the witch'
  • 'thunder'
  • 'tigre'
  • 'tigre blanco'
  • 'tigre del norte'
  • 'tongs'
  • 'tootsie roll'
  • 'top drool'
  • 'train'
  • 'vidrio'
  • 'white junk'
  • 'white nurse'
  • 'white stuff'
  • 'witch hazel'
  • 'WTC'
  • 'zoquete'
  • diacetylmorphine
  • diamorphine
  • heroin
Classifications
  • analgesic
  • narcotic
  • opioid
  • opium alkaloid
  • sport doping
  • street drug

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