morphinism

/ (ˈmɔːfɪˌnɪzəm) /

noun

morphine addiction

Nearby words

  1. morphic,
  2. morphic resonance,
  3. morphine,
  4. morphing,
  5. morphinic,
  6. morphinomania,
  7. morpho,
  8. morpho-,
  9. morphodite,
  10. morphogenesis

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Examples 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.



Medicine 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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