ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Heroin drug crystals. Polarised light micrograph of crystals of the opioid drug heroin. This drug, also called diamorphine or diacetylmorphine, is synthesised from morphine, a potent analgesic (painkiller) obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Heroin is primarily used as a recreational narcotic and is extremely addictive, forming dependency at an early stage. This is white heroin, a pure form that does not contain adulterants.
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