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Introduction: Morphine

Description of Morphine

Morphine: A narcotic drug used in the treatment of pain.
Source: National Institute of Health

Morphine: An opiate alkaloid isolated from the plant Papaver somniferum and produced synthetically. Morphine binds to and activates specific opiate receptors (delta, mu and kappa), each of which are involved in controlling different brain functions. In the central nervous and gastrointestinal systems, this agent exhibits widespread effects including analgesia, anxiolysis, euphoria, sedation, respiratory depression, and gastrointestinal system smooth muscle contraction. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Morphine: principal and most active narcotic alkaloid of opium, having powerful analgesic action and some central stimulant action; abuse leads to dependence.
Source: CRISP

Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Drug name confusion

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Morphine: Treatments

Morphine (treatment): Narcotic pain relieving medication...more »

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Terms Similar to Morphine:

  • Morphine Sulfate

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Morphine

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Hierarchical classifications of Morphine

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