What Are Opiates?
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Opiates

The term “opiate” is used to describe narcotic opioid alkaloids, natural derivatives and semisynthetic derivatives obtained from the opium poppy plant.  The term “opioid” refers to drugs that function as opioid receptors.  These opioid chemicals bind to the opioid receptors, resulting in both beneficial and harmful side effects.  Some opioid receptors include dynorphins, endorphins and endomorphins and can be found in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the gastrointestinal tract.

Biologically active opiates consist of morphine, codeine, thebaine and papaverine.  These biologically active opiates can be used to produce semi-synthetic opioids such as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.  Opioid analgesics, such as Oxycodone (OxyContin® & Percocet®), comprise a large group of substances that control pain by depressing the central nervous system.

Large doses of highly addictive painkillers such as these can result in higher tolerance levels, physiological dependency and may lead to substance abuse.

Note: If your require detection of semi-synthetic opioids then be sure that the device is configured with the "OXY" Oxycodone strip.

Opiate Street Names

  • Smack
  • Black Tar
  • Captain
  • Chiva
  • Cody
  • Doors & Fours
  • Horse
  • Killer
  • Loads
  • Negra Oxy
  • OC
  • Pancakes & Syrup
  • Shit
  • Skag
  • Skunk
  • Schoolboy
  • Tango & Cash
  • Tar
  • Thunder
  • TNT
  • Toxy
  • Toys
  • Vike
  • Watson-387
  • White Horse
  • White Stuff
  • Zero A-Bomb