Associations to the word «Morphine»


MORPHINE, noun. 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.
MORPHINE ALKALOID, noun. (organic chemistry) A group of about twenty closely related compounds obtained from the dried latex that exudes from the seed capsule of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.

Dictionary definition

MORPHINE, noun. An alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain.

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