Definitions

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  • n. An opiate analogue, the N-demethylated derivative of morphine.

Etymologies

nor- +‎ morphine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The result was that “X” was blocked, but normorphine was unaffected.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • In a test of his hypothesis, he found that the narcotic antagonist naloxone, applied either before or after the addition of “X” or normorphine, blocked or reversed the inhibitory action of both compounds.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • With these measurements as a baseline, he applied normorphine to the tissues, and found that this morphine-like material reduced the intensity of the contractions, as expected.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • This indicated that “X” is a peptide, and that normorphine is not a peptide.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • About half of the material was converted into opiate compounds such as normorphine, morphine, norcodeine, and codeine.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • After the opiate effect wore off, Hughes applied a small amount of “X” to the vas deferens tissues, and found that this natural compound was a much more powerful inhibitor of muscular contraction than normorphine had been.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

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