a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3⋅H2O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and sedative.
- Also mor·phi·a [mawr-fee-uh]. /ˈmɔr fi ə/.
- mor·phin·ic [mawr-fin-ik], /mɔrˈfɪn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use morphine in a sentence
The typical acidity level of the average person’s body provides ideal conditions for morphine and fentanyl to become positively charged.
My colleagues and I have recently extended this framework to morphine.
I’m a physical chemist interested in this problem, and my research group used computational chemistry to investigate how opioids like morphine can be redesigned to target specific pain regions without affecting the brain.
The Medical Examiner’s Office reports a more than 200 percent year-over-year spike in accidental deaths from fentanyl, an opioid painkiller that is 100 times more powerful than morphine, across San Diego County.Officials Scramble to Address Skyrocketing Fentanyl Deaths | Lisa Halverstadt | May 20, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Most resulted in small fines and brief suspension, though that one from 1977, for morphine, landed Baffert a one-year ban.Bob Baffert, long horse racing’s irreverent king, sits on a precarious throne | Chuck Culpepper, Gus Garcia-Roberts | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
All the junkies try to transfer to them, for the abundance of morphine.
Strong pain medications such as morphine and ketamine did not help.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life | Elizabeth Picciuto | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The effects of the morphine “could take four hours, it could take 12 hours.”Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People | Tim Teeman | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Queen's bloodstock adviser indicated in a statement that this is the suspected source of the morphine.
Once he got accustomed to his morphine dosages, his feelings of guilt kept him from falling asleep.
As soon as it was light they sent Jim for Dr. Basset, and he gave her a strong dose of morphine.
The morphine is separated from the same solution by shaking out with warm chloroform.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
His brother told the young medical student in charge what the doctor had said about the morphine.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
The doctors were summoned, and it was only after repeated injections of morphine that the pain had been eased.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
We grow tall, we De Willoughbys, we have black eyes, we drink and we make ourselves insane with morphine.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim | Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for morphine
an alkaloid extracted from opium: used in medicine as an analgesic and sedative, although repeated use causes addiction. Formula: C 17 H 19 NO 3
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Scientific definitions for morphine
A highly addictive drug derived from opium and used to treat intractable pain, as in severe injury or metastatic cancer.
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Cultural definitions for morphine
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