American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bitter crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O, extracted from opium, the soluble salts of which are used in medicine as an analgesic, a light anesthetic, or a sedative. Also called morphia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid, C17H19N03, the most important narcotic principle of opium. It crystallizes in brilliant, colorless, odorless, and bitter prisms. It dulls pain, induces sleep, promotes perspiration, checks peristalsis, contracts the pupil, and is extensively used in medicine in the form of its soluble salts. In large doses it causes death with narcotic symptoms.
- n. A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid found in opium, possessing strong narcotic properties, and much used as an anodyne; -- called also
morphia, and morphina.
- n. an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
- From Ancient Greek Morpheus the god of dreams. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Morphée, Morpheus, from Latin Morpheus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What difference does it make when morphine is legal, when booze is legal?”
“Roy is in a deep state of depression and starts to tell Alexandria an epic story in order to get her to do things for him, namely steal morphine from the hospital pharmacy.”
“It's pretty obvious Gonzales was hoping that Ashcroft was swimming in morphine and ready to sign anything.”
“It turns into something called six monoacetylmorphine, which can be there for six or eight hours, and then it turns into morphine, which is there for days.”
“Yes a German Scientist found a new medicine called morphine and later codiene from the Opium plant.”
“The lymphatics of the skin we have already spoken of as producing the phenomena of absorption, [Footnote: Pain is often relieved by injecting under the cuticle a solution of morphine, which is taken up by the absorbents, and so carried through the system.]”
“It contains from 8 to 14 per cent. of morphine, which is its principal alkaloid.”
“Until he learns this I would apply the wet towel of reason to the doctor, for fear he becomes lukewarm in his studies and gives his patient a hypodermic injection of morphine, which is the advice as given at the last council of medical men who practice "old established" theories rather than be honest enough to say:”
“So the medical people gave me opium -- a preparation of it, called morphine, and ether -- and ever since I have been calling it my amreeta draught, my elixir, -- because the tranquillizing power has been wonderful.”
“Current medications for neurapathic disorders include morphine, which is highly addictive, and gabapentin - both act on nerve receptors.”
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