NEET Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life Questions Solved


Heroin is a derivative of:
(a) cocaine
(b) morphine
(c) caffeine
(d) nicotine

(b) Heroin is acyl derivative of morphine.

 

Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin. Other common names for heroin include big Hhorsehell dust,and smack.

 

What are the effects of heroin?

Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathing.

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