MORPHINE

is the primary ingredient in opium and was first synthesized in 1806. Morphine is widely used as an analgesic and sedative drug, especially in terminally ill cancer patients. It is possible to become addicted to morphine, which is why prolonged exposure to it frowned upon.

MORPHINE: "Morphine is a pain killing drug which is used globally in the treatment and management of cancers."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MORPHINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/morphine/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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