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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Study examines the variability in opioid prescriptions for common orthopedic procedures

Study examines the variability in opioid prescriptions for common orthopedic procedures

Post-surgery opioid prescribing guideline leads to high patient satisfaction with pain management

Post-surgery opioid prescribing guideline leads to high patient satisfaction with pain management

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Poor and terminally ill Mexicans have less chance to get opioids intended for palliative care

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Study: Nalfurafine drug can help treat spinal morphine-induced itch in pregnant women

Study: Nalfurafine drug can help treat spinal morphine-induced itch in pregnant women

Study finds increased opioid consumption two years after intensive care

Study finds increased opioid consumption two years after intensive care

New WHO guidelines provide recommendations for managing chronic pain in children

New WHO guidelines provide recommendations for managing chronic pain in children

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Low‐dose ketamine does not alter a healthy human's tolerance to blood loss

Study analyzes the rates and dosages of opioid prescriptions after arthroscopic knee surgery

Study analyzes the rates and dosages of opioid prescriptions after arthroscopic knee surgery

Higher dosage of opioids for outpatient knee surgery is linked to increased risk of overdose death

Higher dosage of opioids for outpatient knee surgery is linked to increased risk of overdose death

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Artificial intelligence method can rapidly and remotely detect fentanyl and derivatives

Opioid risk is higher for patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

Opioid risk is higher for patients transitioning to skilled nursing facilities

Pain relief drugs offer more choices for women during childbirth

Pain relief drugs offer more choices for women during childbirth

New methods may contribute to future structure-based drug design

New methods may contribute to future structure-based drug design

Study: Nearly 10% of patients continue to use opioids more than 90 days after heart surgery

Study: Nearly 10% of patients continue to use opioids more than 90 days after heart surgery

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

ED clinicians do not show readiness to offer opioid use disorder therapy

ED clinicians do not show readiness to offer opioid use disorder therapy