morphinism

/ (ˈmɔːfɪˌnɪzəm) /

noun

morphine addiction

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Example sentences from the Web for 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.

Medical definitions for morphinism

morphinism
[ môrfē-nĭz′əm ]

n.

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