morphinism

noun

morphine addiction

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Examples from the Web for morphinism

Historical Examples of morphinism

  • Wetterstrand alone cured 37 of 51 cases of morphinism by hypnosis.

  • Her jaw had dropped, as it almost always does in advanced cases of morphinism, and her lower limbs were useless.

    Pietro Ghisleri

    F. (Francis) Marion Crawford

  • The evils of morphinism are even greater than those of alcoholism, and their transmission no less sure.


morphinism in Medicine

morphinism

[môrfē-nĭz′əm]

n.

Addiction to morphine.
A diseased condition caused by habitual or addictive use of morphine.
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