I wonder if the scene in the movie Pulp Fiction, where a girl (Marsellus Wallace's wife), in a bad health situation after taking too much heroin, is brought to life by a direct prick of adrenalin in her heart is a real "medical" practice or it's just a joke from the scenarist.
There's a Straight Dope column that covers this question, it notes that there is an element of truth to the scene:
I found a few articles on ICI:
The Straight Dope article goes on to point out a number of inaccuracies with the scene, including:
National Institute of Health - Heroin overdose
British Medical Journal - Degree and Duration of Reversal by Naloxone of Effects of Morphine in Conscious Subjects
Finally, for a more realistic portrayal of heroin overdose I'd recommend this scene from Trainspotting note - contains swearing (and drug use).
protected by Community♦ Jun 6 '13 at 13:47
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?