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Is heroin a depressant or stimulant?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Depressant

Heroin is a central nervous system depressant.
It slows down brain function and respiratory activity. Body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure drop. Heart rate can become irregular. The person may lapse into a coma or die in overdose.

In brief: Depressant

Heroin is a central nervous system depressant.
It slows down brain function and respiratory activity. Body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure drop. Heart rate can become irregular. The person may lapse into a coma or die in overdose.
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