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Synonyms: acetomorphine | diacetylmorphine | heroin
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Diamorphine (heroin) is a morphine derivative. It acts as a potent opioid receptor agonist after deacetylation to 6-acetylmorphine and subsequently to morphine .
Internationally, heroin is a controlled narcotic drug.
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: diamorphine
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