diacetylmorphine

SYN: heroin.

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di·ace·tyl·mor·phine -'mȯr-.fēn n HEROIN

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di·ac·e·tyl·mor·phine (di″ə-se″təl-morґfēn) heroin; a white, bitterish, crystalline powder, the diacetic acid ester of morphine, formerly used as an analgesic and narcotic. Because it is highly addictive, the importation of heroin and its salts into the United States, as well as its use in medicine, is illegal. Called also acetomorphine and diamorphine.

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  • diacétylmorphine — [ diasetilmɔrfin ] n. f. • 1929; de di , acétyle et morphine ♦ Chim. Dérivé de la morphine. ⇒ 2. héroïne. On dit aussi DIAMORPHINE [ djamɔrfin ], 1953 . ● diamorphine ou diacétylmorphine nom féminin Substance morphinomimétique semi synthétique.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Diacétylmorphine — Héroïne Pour les articles homonymes, voir Héroïne (homonymie). Diacétylmorphine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diacetylmorphine — /duy euh seet l mawr feen, set , duy as i tl /, n. Pharm. heroin. [1870 75; DIACETYL + MORPHINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • diacetylmorphine — noun The INN name for the drug heroin. Syn: diamorphine …   Wiktionary

  • diacetylmorphine — n. heroin (addictive drug made from morphine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diacetylmorphine — [dʌɪˌasɪtʌɪl mɔ:fi:n] noun technical term for heroin …   English new terms dictionary

  • diacetylmorphine — /ˌdaɪəsitlˈmɔfin/ (say .duyuhseetl mawfeen), /daɪˌæsɛtaɪlˈmɔfin/ (say duy.asetuyl mawfeen) noun → heroin. Also, diamorphine. {di 1 + acetyl + morphine} …   Australian English dictionary

  • diacetylmorphine — noun a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush • Syn: ↑heroin • Hypernyms: ↑opiate, ↑hard drug • Hyponyms: ↑big H, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • diamorphine — diacétylmorphine [ diasetilmɔrfin ] n. f. • 1929; de di , acétyle et morphine ♦ Chim. Dérivé de la morphine. ⇒ 2. héroïne. On dit aussi DIAMORPHINE [ djamɔrfin ], 1953 . ● diamorphine ou diacétylmorphine nom féminin Substance morphinomimétique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Heroin — Not to be confused with heroine. For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). Heroin …   Wikipedia

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