The Biochemistry of Heroin
What are the symptoms of heroine use?
Short-term symptoms of heroin use include itching, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, fatigue and dry mouth.
Long-term effects of heroin use include heart damage, lung damage, kidney failure, collapsed veins, liver disease, and pneumonia.
What type of cell communication pathway is involved with heroin?
How does heroin elicit a cellular response?
What is the correct mechanism to communicate pain and pleasure?
What is the faulty mechanism caused by heroin?
Here's a graphic of how opiates, such as morphine and endorphins, elicit the production of dopamine.
How is heroin used medically and what research is being done?
Research is looking into how we can prevent addiction to heroin and how we can prevent or remedy the imbalances of chemicals such as cAMP that heroin causes.