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Morphine (Understanding Drugs) by M. Foster Olive,David J. Triggle

By M. Foster Olive,David J. Triggle

Morphine is among the oldest and strongest discomfort relievers. known as an opiate, morphine is without doubt one of the major chemical substances present in opium, a gooey sap-like substance bought from the opium poppy. Morphine can produce striking aid from many sorts of ache, but additionally produces different results resembling sedation, constipation, diminished pulse and blood strain, and emotions of maximum excitement. Morphine and different opiate medications are usually known as narcotic medicines, considering that in excessive doses they could produce heavy sedation and a snooze- or coma-like kingdom referred to as narcosis. lengthy use of morphine may end up in dependence and dependancy, even if the soreness that necessitated a prescription for the narcotic has disappeared. This use of prescription narcotic soreness relievers for purposes except soreness reduction is a starting to be challenge within the usa and in other places. Morphine covers the historical past, makes use of, and hazards of this addictive drug.

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