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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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

New biosensor system derived from E. coli bacteria could accelerate drug development

New biosensor system derived from E. coli bacteria could accelerate drug development

Study reports how opioids cause gastric inflammation

Study reports how opioids cause gastric inflammation

Crowdsourced data on overdoses pinpoints where to help

Crowdsourced data on overdoses pinpoints where to help

Flexible model of care can be effective in treating opioid use disorder

Flexible model of care can be effective in treating opioid use disorder

Opioid tapering associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending up to 2 years

Opioid tapering associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending up to 2 years

Aromatherapy can help control pain and reduce opioid consumption, preliminary study suggests

Aromatherapy can help control pain and reduce opioid consumption, preliminary study suggests

The Blackfeet nation’s plight underscores the fentanyl crisis on reservations

The Blackfeet nation’s plight underscores the fentanyl crisis on reservations

Hypertonic saline solution enhances glymphatic spinal cord delivery of pharmaceutical agents

Hypertonic saline solution enhances glymphatic spinal cord delivery of pharmaceutical agents

Study shows how a non-opioid approach successfully manages women's pain after C-section

Study shows how a non-opioid approach successfully manages women's pain after C-section

At US hospitals, a drug mix-up is just a few keystrokes away

At US hospitals, a drug mix-up is just a few keystrokes away

Study finds decline in routine opioid dispensing after common pediatric surgeries

Study finds decline in routine opioid dispensing after common pediatric surgeries

Deep-water cone snails produce a potentially painkilling compound, study reports

Deep-water cone snails produce a potentially painkilling compound, study reports

Study shows anti-itch and pain relief potential of protein in tick saliva

Study shows anti-itch and pain relief potential of protein in tick saliva

Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

Study shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioids in utero

Study shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioids in utero

Neurological complications of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Neurological complications of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine