Meaning of MORPHINE in English

— morphinic /mawr fin"ik/ , adj.

/mawr"feen/ , n. Pharm.

a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C 17 H 19 NO 3 ·H 2 O, 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.

Also, morphia /mawr"fee euh/ .

[ 1820-30; Morphin. See MORPHEUS, -INE 2 ]

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