In the vast pharmacopeia of illegal street drugs, few have as heinous a reputation as desomorphine, popularly known as crocodile or "krokodil." An opiate that's chemically related to morphine and heroin, krokodil earned its name in two ways: Addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin, and the drug tends to eat its victims alive, like a crocodile.
Krokodil -- A Different Type of Flesh-Eater. T-shirt by Samuel Sheats on Redbubble. Krokodil (desomorphine) is a very dangerous drug coming into the U.S. from Russia that eats away at the human body from the inside out. #krokodil #crocodile #morphine #narcotic #chemistry