Morphine meaning

môr'fēn'
A bitter crystalline alkaloid, C17 H19 NO3 · H2 O, extracted from opium, the soluble salts of which are used in medicine as an analgesic, a light anesthetic, or a sedative.
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A bitter, white or colorless, crystalline narcotic alkaloid, C17H19NO3H2O, derived from opium and used in medicine to relieve pain.
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An alkaloid, C17 H19 NO3 , extracted from opium and used in the form of its hydrated sulfate or hydrochloride salt to relieve moderate to severe pain.
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A highly addictive drug derived from opium and used to treat intractable pain, as in severe injury or metastatic cancer.
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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.
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Origin of morphine

French from Morphée Morpheus from Latin Morpheus