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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Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

Opioid prescription for new mothers associated with an increased risk of serious opioid-related events

Opioid prescription for new mothers associated with an increased risk of serious opioid-related events

Novel non-opioid approach to relieve pain after knee surgery

Novel non-opioid approach to relieve pain after knee surgery

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

Specific neurons release dopamine to regulate pain differently in male and female mice

Specific neurons release dopamine to regulate pain differently in male and female mice

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