Morphine

Morphine is an extremely potent opiate analgesic psychoactive drug and is considered to be the prototypical opioid. In clinical medicine, morphine is regarded as the gold standard, or benchmark, of analgesics used to relieve severe or agonizing pain and suffering.
What is Morphine?

Morphine is the most abundant analgesic opiate found in opium and is a potent pain reliever. The drug is used in clinical pain relief but is also used illicitly for recreational purposes among drug users. It is potentially highly addictive and can cause intense physical dependence that leads to abuse of the substance.

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Volume of prescribing opioids declined, but the cut was not uniform across geographic areas

Volume of prescribing opioids declined, but the cut was not uniform across geographic areas

New California law eases aid-in-dying process

New California law eases aid-in-dying process

Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

UArizona researchers get closer to developing a safe, effective non-opioid pain reliever

UArizona researchers get closer to developing a safe, effective non-opioid pain reliever

Clinic-based review board helps reduce opioid prescribing

Clinic-based review board helps reduce opioid prescribing

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

New stimulation method provides effective and personalized pain relief without side effects

New stimulation method provides effective and personalized pain relief without side effects

Medicinal plant extract could potentially help curb the opioid epidemic

Medicinal plant extract could potentially help curb the opioid epidemic

'Think twice' campaign effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care

'Think twice' campaign effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers create a living bioengineered nerve circuit to tackle opioid overdose crisis

Researchers create a living bioengineered nerve circuit to tackle opioid overdose crisis

INCB, UNODC and WHO call on governments to facilitate access to controlled medicines in emergencies

INCB, UNODC and WHO call on governments to facilitate access to controlled medicines in emergencies

People with childhood trauma feel more euphoric when using morphine

People with childhood trauma feel more euphoric when using morphine

Study suggests a balanced approach to developing safer opioid analgesics

Study suggests a balanced approach to developing safer opioid analgesics

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health

Study shows increased risk of overdose and mental health crisis following opioid dose tapering

Study shows increased risk of overdose and mental health crisis following opioid dose tapering

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

Researchers identify an unexpected effect for already characterized active substances

Researchers identify an unexpected effect for already characterized active substances

Sunflower peptide identified as a potential drug for treating abdominal pain

Sunflower peptide identified as a potential drug for treating abdominal pain

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine