Examples from the Web for morphia
Morphia and atropia may be exhibited subcutaneously in small doses, to be repeated as often as proper.
But he was to have a morphia piqre at five o'clock, and they have given it to him to make sure.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
On a stretcher that rested on trestles he was lying, conscious, though a little confused by morphia.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
They should be resisted as much as opium, morphia, cocaine, hashish and the like.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
We were without medicines; it was almost impossible to get morphia, quinine, and other remedies.Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
British Dictionary definitions for morphia
Word Origin for morphine
Word Origin and History for morphia
chief alkaloid of opium, 1828, from French morphine or German Morphin (1816), name coined by German apothecary Friedrich Sertürner (1783-1840) in reference to Latin Morpheus, Ovid's name for the god of dreams, from Greek morphe "form, shape, beauty, outward appearance," perhaps from PIE *merph-, a possible Greek root meaning "form," of unknown origin. So called because of the drug's sleep-inducing properties.