Name an opioid drug and its source plant.How does the drug affect the human body?



1.Heroin, commonly called smack is a white, odourless, bitter crystalline compound.This is obtained by acetylation of morphine, which is extracted from the latex of poppy plant Papaver somniferum.
2.Opioid drugs bind to a specific opioid receptor present in our central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract.Heroin is a depressant and slows down body functions.