Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

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Synthetic Narcotics (Analogs)

Slang terms

China white, synthetic heroin, MPTP, MPPP, PEPAP

Active ingredient

Analogs of synthetic narcotics (fentanyl meperidine phencyclidine)

Source

Synthetic

Pharmacological classification

Narcotic analgesic

Medical use

None

Abuse form

Powders

Usage method

Injected or snorted

Effects sought

Euphoria

Long-Term Effects

Addiction, MPTP induced Parkinsonism

Detectable in urine

Yes

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