morphine

An opioid alkaloid, isolated from opium, with a complex ring structure. It is a powerful analgesic with important medical uses, but is highly addictive. Functions by occupying the receptor sites for the natural neurotransmitter peptides, endorphins and enkephalins, but is stable to the peptidases that inactivate these compounds.

Morphine

Morphine (INN) (n) (sold under nearly a hundred trade names) is an opioid analgesic drug, and the main psychoactive chemical in opium. In clinical medicine, morphine is regarded as the gold standard of analgesics used to relieve intense pain. Like other opioids, such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, and diacetylmorphine (heroin), morphine acts directl...
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Morphine

• (n.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid found in opium, possessing strong narcotic properties, and much used as an anodyne; -- called also morphia, and morphina.
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morphine

<drug> An opioid alkaloid, isolated from opium, with a complex ring structure. It is a powerful analgesic with important medical uses, but is highly addictive. Functions by occupying the receptor sites for the natural neurotransmitter peptides, endorphins and enkephalins, but is stable to the peptidases that inactivate these compounds. ... Ph...
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morphine

(mor┬┤fēn) the principal and most active opium alkaloid, an opioid analgesic and respiratory depressant, usually used as the sulfate salt and administered orally, parenterally, or rectally. It is used as an analgesic for relief of severe pain, antitussive, adjunct to anesthesia, and adjunct to treatment of pulmonary...
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morphine

morphia noun an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
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Morphine

Mor'phine noun [ From Morpheus: confer French morphine .] (Chemistry) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid found in opium, possessing strong narcotic properties, and much used as an anodyne; -- called also morphia , and morphina .
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Morphine

A pain killing drug, It is the main alkaloid present in opium, being 10 percent of its weight.
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morphine

An opium derivative used as a narcotic analgesic and also commonly in drug addiction. Morphine depresses respiration and the cough reflex, induces sleep, and may cause vomiting and constipation. It is valuable in heart failure and as a premedication for anesthetics; its properties are particularly v...
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Morphine

Morphine (formerly called morphia) is an opium alkaloid used to treat severe pain. Small doses first excite the mental faculties and then produce sleep. Excessive doses lead to coma and respiration failure.
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morphine

morphine, principal derivative of opium, which is the juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. It was first isolated from opium in 1803 by the German pharmacist F. W. A. Sertürner, who named it after Morpheus, the god of dreams. Given intravenously, it is still cons...
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Morphine

Morphine: A powerful narcotic agent with strong analgesic (painkilling) action and other significant effects on the central nervous system. It is dangerously addicting. Morphine is a naturally occurring member of a large chemical class of compounds called alkaloids. Morphine is highly effective in relieving pain. It also inhibits the cough reflex, ...
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morphine

Narcotic alkaloid, C17H19NO3, derived from opium and prescribed only to alleviate severe pain. Its use produces serious side effects, including nausea, constipation, tolerance, and addiction, but it is highly valued for the relief of the terminally ill. The risk of addiction arisi...
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morphine

narcotic analgesic drug used in medicine in the form of its hydrochloride, sulfate, acetate, and tartrate salts. Morphine was isolated from opium by ... [11 related articles]
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Morphine

Opioid derivative, administered as a pain suppressant and relaxant. Morphine is a powerful opiate analgesic drug and is the principal active agent in opium. Like other opiates, morphine acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain, and at synapses of the arcuate nucleus, in particular. Side effects include impairment of mental ...
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Morphine

Strong opiate drug.
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morphine

Type: Term Pronunciation: mōr′fēn, mōr-fēn′ Definitions: 1. The major phenanthrene alkaloid of opium; it produces a combination of depression and excitation in the central nervous system and some peripheral tissues; predominance of either central stimulation or depression depends on the species and dose; repeated adm...
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morphine

[n] - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium
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