morphia


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mor·phi·a

 (môr′fē-ə)
n.

[New Latin, from Latin Morpheus, Morpheus.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morphia - 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
مورفين، مُخَدِّر، مُنَوِّم
morfium
morfin
morfinmorfium
morfín
morfijusmorfinas
morfijs
morfium

morphia

[ˈmɔːfɪə] morphine [ˈmɔːfiːn] Nmorfina f

morphia

(ˈmoːfiə) morphine (ˈmoːfiːn) nouns
a drug used to cause sleep or deaden pain.
References in classic literature ?
There he crushed to a powder two soluble tablets, each containing a quarter of a grain of morphia. To them he added a little sugar of milk to increase the bulk, and folded the mixture neatly in a white paper.
"Send your husband to the nearest chemist as soon as it's dawn; send him for chloral, chloroform, morphia, anything they've got and as much of it as they'll let him have.
He was set upon one thing indomitably and that was living, just living, notwithstanding the monotony of his life and the constant pain which allowed him to sleep only when he was under the influence of morphia.
I shall give hypodermic injection of morphia." He proceeded then, swiftly and deftly, to carry out his intent.
He admitted giving Jane three ounces of morphia, Mary one ounce, then taking four ounces himself.
In 1997, Granary Books, a US publisher known for its lavish textualities, produced thirty-five copies of Carolee Schneemann's VULVA'S MORPHIA. (1) At the library rare books room where I first encounter it, VULVA'S MORPHIA arrives in a large gray box, a plexiglass slipcase 9 1/8" wide, 11 1/2" high, and 1 3/4" deep.
It was typical of him that he liked to have those, who used them, tell him about poisons and drugs: hashish, morphia and opium.
Also, from June 1940 onwards she started carrying with her a deadly dose of morphine (see infra the diary entry in which she refers to "morphia"), and she arranged with Leonard to keep gasoline in the garage so that, if needed (if the German invasion was to take place), they should be able to at any time gas themselves using the fumes of their car exhaust (Bennett 2013: 35-36, 39).
There was magnetic oil for rheumatism, Wm Radam's Microbe Killer that "cures all diseases", which was handy, and One Night Cough Syrup, which listed its contents as alcohol, cannabis, chloroform and morphia. You were guaranteed a good night's sleep but goodness knows what your dreams were like.
He named this alkaloid Morphia after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams (Bogusz 2000; Holzgrabe 2005; Ghosh et al.
Meade provides the reader with the "correct" response: "Oh, God, for some morphia! Just a little morphia for the worst ones!