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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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

Researchers find a key brain region for controlling binge drinking

Researchers find a key brain region for controlling binge drinking

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

Should you bring mom home from assisted living during the pandemic?

Should you bring mom home from assisted living during the pandemic?

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice

Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice