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Heroins origins.

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  1. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    the bolded part is the most interesting..


    Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride over a stove for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis, who reported the following to Wright:
    Doses ... were subcutaneously injected into young dogs and rabbits ... with the following general results ... great prostration, fear, and sleepiness speedily following the administration, the eyes being sensitive, and pupils constrict, considerable salivation being produced in dogs, and slight tendency to vomiting in some cases, but no actual emesis. Respiration was at first quickened, but subsequently reduced, and the heart's action was diminished, and rendered irregular. Marked want of coordinating power over the muscular movements, and loss of power in the pelvis and hind limbs, together with a diminution of temperature in the rectum of about 4° (rectal failure).[5]
    Wright's invention, however, did not lead to any further developments, and heroin only became popular after it was independently re-synthesized 23 years later by another chemist, Felix Hoffmann. Hoffmann, working at the Bayer pharmaceutical company in Elberfeld, Germany, was instructed by his supervisor Heinrich Dreser to acetylate morphine with the objective of producing codeine, a constituent of the opium poppy, similar to morphine pharmacologically but less potent and less addictive. But instead of producing codeine, the experiment produced an acetylated form of morphine that was 1.5-2 times more potent than morphine itself. Bayer would name the substance "heroin", probably from the word heroisch, German for heroic, because in field studies people using the medicine felt "heroic".[6]
    From 1898 through to 1910, heroin was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant. Bayer marketed heroin as a cure for morphine addiction before it was discovered that it is rapidly metabolized into morphine, and as such, "heroin" was essentially a quicker acting form of morphine. The company was embarrassed by this new finding and it became a historical blunder for Bayer.[7]
    As with aspirin, Bayer lost some of its trademark rights to heroin under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles following the German defeat in World War I.[8]
    In the U.S.A. the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was passed in 1914 to control the sale and distribution of heroin and other opioids. The law did allow heroin to be prescribed and sold for medical purposes. In particular, recreational users could often still be legally supplied with heroin and use it. In 1924, the United States Congress passed additional legislation banning the sale, importation or manufacture of heroin in the United States. It is now a Schedule I substance, and is thus illegal in the United States.


    Heroin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  2. hondasaurus

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    seriously is home school back in session?
     
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    you're no better
     
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    Lol, I never knew it originally came from Bayer.
     
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    lol, ouch, from the man who double posts.
    hey ya know its not my fault if i try to expand your minds and u don't like it. but he is home-schooled, and the general change in his posts as of late w/ this and the dog-chocolate one. he could have been on winter/christmas break.
    edit.
     
  6. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    me either..
    my friend was telling me about it yesterday.


    and hondasaurus, im not home schooled.
    i graduated two years ago.
     
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    my bad, got u confused w/ someone else.
    edit: was projekt revolution si that is home schooled
     
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  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    How come everytime he does post something useful and knowledgable, you jump in his shit? Read it and fucking learn something. Reading this took me back to when I watched all about it on Modern Marvels. There's no difference here. Stop being a douche.
     
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    hey man this is the first time i've jumped in. you're confusing me for everyone else that complains about his posts. i did read it, i wouldn't have said anything but i got confused over his schooling and his sudden change in posting. i liked his dog chocolate one and posted positively in that.
     
  10. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    My point is that you jumped in... if you have nothing constructive to say, or just want to be an ass, put him on ignore and don't bother reading his threads.

    Your problem has been solved.
     
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    interesting shit.

    good read.
     
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    i was just trying to make a joke not be a jerk. he and i have joked around before since the beginning of his time here. if i thought his post was lame i wouldn't say that, i don't do that, thats not cool.
     
  13. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    my friend who told me about this had a bottle of dr pepper that had coke in it.
    its kinda weird how some drugs started targeted at kids and theyre starting to be again..
     
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    watch the history of drugs on history channel. good show. goes over heroin, opiates, pain killers, etc etc
     
  15. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    i saw it once.
    but i forgot about it.

    theres tons of shows i wanna watch regularly.. but forget about them.
     
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    Is it due to heroin, opiates, pain killers, etc or etc?
     
  17. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    no.
    i just like too much stuff.
     
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    Difference of a hundred years. who knew they cared~
     
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