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mor·phine

 (môr′fēn′)
n.
An alkaloid, C17H19NO3, extracted from opium and used in the form of its hydrated sulfate or hydrochloride salt to relieve moderate to severe pain. Also called morphia.

[French, from Morphée, Morpheus, from Latin Morpheus.]

morphine

(ˈmɔːfiːn) or

morphia

n
(Pharmacology) an alkaloid extracted from opium: used in medicine as an analgesic and sedative, although repeated use causes addiction. Formula: C17H19NO3
[C19: from French, from Morpheus]

mor•phine

(ˈmɔr fin)

also mor•phi•a

(-fi ə)

n.
a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3∙H2O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and sedative.
[1820–30; < German Morphin. See Morpheus, -ine2]
mor•phin′ic (-ˈfɪn ɪk) adj.

mor·phine

(môr′fēn′)
A drug extracted from opium, used in medicine to relieve severe pain and for its sedative effects. It can be highly addictive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morphine - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
apomorphine - a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
Translations
morfium
morfin
morfiini
morfij
モルヒネ
모르핀
morfin
มอร์ฟีน
moóc phin

morphine

[ˈmɔːrfiːn] nmorphine f

morphine

nMorphium nt, → Morphin nt (spec)

morphine

[ˈmɔːfiːn] morphia [ˈmɔːfɪə] nmorfina

morphine

مُورِفِيـن morfium morfin Morphium μορφίνη morfina morfiini morphine morfij morfina モルヒネ 모르핀 morfine morfin morfina morfina морфий morfin มอร์ฟีน morfin moóc phin 吗啡

mor·phine

n. morfina, alcaloide que se obtiene del opio y se usa como analgésico y sedante.

morphine

n morfina
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