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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Research provides a comprehensive structural framework to design safer pain-relieving drugs

Research provides a comprehensive structural framework to design safer pain-relieving drugs

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

Targeting Piezo2 could provide new avenue for treating chronic pain related to gastrointestinal disorders

Targeting Piezo2 could provide new avenue for treating chronic pain related to gastrointestinal disorders

ACS' new program associated with increased efficiency in treating pediatric trauma patients

ACS' new program associated with increased efficiency in treating pediatric trauma patients

New chemical compound shows promise to reverse effects of potentially deadly drugs

New chemical compound shows promise to reverse effects of potentially deadly drugs

A family death during the holidays prompts questions and reflection

A family death during the holidays prompts questions and reflection

COVID-19 lockdown did not cause a mass surge in dispensing of opioids, study finds

COVID-19 lockdown did not cause a mass surge in dispensing of opioids, study finds

Morphine does not reduce worst breathlessness, study finds

Morphine does not reduce worst breathlessness, study finds

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

Early mobility contributes to higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients receiving ECMO

New fentanyl vaccine could prevent deadly opioid from entering the brain

New fentanyl vaccine could prevent deadly opioid from entering the brain

Fentanyl in high school: A Texas community grapples with the reach of the deadly opioid

Fentanyl in high school: A Texas community grapples with the reach of the deadly opioid

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

Study shortlists potential drug repurposing candidates to treat symptoms in ASD

Study shortlists potential drug repurposing candidates to treat symptoms in ASD

A needle exchange project modeled on urban efforts aims to save lives in rural Nevada

A needle exchange project modeled on urban efforts aims to save lives in rural Nevada

Key gene sheds light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time

Key gene sheds light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time

Future wave of opioid-involved overdose deaths will spike in rural and urban areas

Future wave of opioid-involved overdose deaths will spike in rural and urban areas

Genes underlying cigarette smoking linked to the perception of pain and response to food

Genes underlying cigarette smoking linked to the perception of pain and response to food

First-of-its-kind roadmap reveals how stem cells become sensory interneurons

First-of-its-kind roadmap reveals how stem cells become sensory interneurons

Prescribing lower quantities of opioids may effectively control postoperative pain after knee surgery

Prescribing lower quantities of opioids may effectively control postoperative pain after knee surgery