Q. 104.7( 3 Votes )

<span lang="EN-US

Answer :

Heroin commonly called as smack is an example of opiate narcotics, made from morphine. It is a white, odourless and bitter crystalline compound. Clinically it is used as an analgesic (painkiller).

(a) Chemically, heroin is diacetyl morphine. it is obtained by acetylation of morphine. Morphine is extracted from the latex of poppy plant Papaver somniferum.

(b) Heroin is generally taken by snorting or through injections. It acts as a depressant by affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It binds to the specific opiod receptors present in our CNS and slows down body functions. It acts as an effective sedative and is useful for patients who have undergone surgery.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses

<span lang="EN-USBiology - Board Papers

In your locality,Biology - Exemplar

Drugs and alcoholBiology - Exemplar

Many secondary meBiology - Exemplar

A sportsperson waBiology - Exemplar