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 for diacetyl morphine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  heroin \her"o*in\ (h[~e]r"[-o]*[i^]n), n. (Chem.)
     a morphine derivative, diacetyl morphine, used to relieve
     severe pain and as a sedative. It is highly addictive, and
     its use is strictly controlled in the U.S. by federal law. It
     is a popular strong narcotic drug of abuse, in part because
     it is more soluble than morphine. It is sometimes included as
     one of the components of Brompton's mixture, used to control
     pain in terminallly ill patients.
  
     Syn: diacetyl morphine, H, horse, junk, scag, shit, smack.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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