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).
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