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  MS-Contin (Morphine Sulfate Controlled-Release) drug description - FDA approved labeling for prescription drugs and ...
Morphine can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit.
MS CONTIN Tablets are a controlled-release oral formulation of morphine sulfate indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around- the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.
MS CONTIN® (morphine sulfate controlled-release) Tablets are opiate analgesics supplied in 15, 30, 60, 100 and 200 mg tablet strengths.
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  Morphine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morphine is an opioid receptor agonist – its main effect is binding to and activating the µ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system.
Morphine is also a κ-opioid receptor agonist, with this action associated with spinal analgesia and miosis.
Morphine is routinely carried by soldiers on operations in an autoinjector.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morphine   (686 words)

 Morphine - LoveToKnow 1911
A violent paroxysm of asthma may be arrested by the administration of morphine subcutaneously, but the practice should not be continued, as there is great danger in a chronic disease that the patient may become the victim of morphinism.
Morphine is a sheet anchor in the later stages of cancer and other painful diseases, rendering the life of the patient one of comparative comfort.
The early stages of morphinism are marked by moral degeneration; the patient seems to lose all sense of right and wrong, and will lie most plausibly and even thieve to obtain the drug; personal disorderliness, disregard of time, neglect of business and decline of family affection become soon evident.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Morphine   (1113 words)

 Morphine (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morphine was an alternative rock group formed by Mark Sandman and Dana Colley in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1989.
Morphine were formed in 1989 by bassist/vocalist Mark Sandman, who had previously played with the bluesy alternative rock band Treat Her Right, and Dana Colley (tenor and baritone saxophone), a former member of the local Boston group Three Collers.
Sandman introduced the group at every live performance by declaring, "From Boston, Massachusetts, we are Morphine at your service." Over the years he developed a reputation for antagonizing certain audiences and even his own road personnel by inviting song requests and then ignoring them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Morphine_(band)   (1228 words)

 morphine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Morphine was first used medicinally as a painkiller and, erroneously, as a cure for opium addiction.
Morphine was used during the American Civil War as a surgical anesthetic and was sent home with many wounded soldiers for relief of pain.
Despite legislation, morphine maintained much of its popularity until heroin came into use, it in its turn believed to be a cure for morphine addiction.
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Morphine is the principal constituent of opium and can range in concentration from 4 to 21 percent.
Morphine is one of the most effective drugs known for the relief of severe pain and remains the standard against which new analgesics are measured.
Morphine is marketed under generic and brand name products including "MS-Contin®," Oramorph SR®," MSIR®," Roxanol®," Kadian®," and RMS®." Morphine is used parenterally (by injection) for preoperative sedation, as a supplement to anesthesia, and for analgesia.
www.streetdrugs.org /morphine.htm   (232 words)

Morphine is a member of the narcotic family, all of which are derived from the opium poppy.
Morphine is an ampholyte, with a pKa of 9.85, 7.87, total body clearance of 72 L/h, a half life of 2.5 hours, with 35% protein binding, which is relatively low compared to methadone which has 80% protein binding (Mammen, 1990).
Morphine is shown to be involved in the regulation of temperature, gastro-intestinal motility, behavioural pattern, extrapyrimidal motor activity, cardiac and respiratory rate, appetite and thirst and certain endocrinological effects; it acts as a depressant.
www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk /studentwebs/session2/group12/morphine.htm   (1373 words)

 Sulphate Of Morphine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morphine is not administered generally to the children under age of a year and must be given with taken care of extreme to the infants new born or premature.
Morphine is due to use with the extreme precaution in patients with the diminished respiratory reserve.
In the case of geriatrical patients, and in patients with hipotiroidismo, adrenocortical shortage, deteriorated kidney or hepática function, hipertrofia prostatic, shock or the inflammatory or obstructores disorders of the intestine, must be used with the precaution and the reduced metering.
morphine.thestas.com /morphine-sulphate.htm   (1065 words)

 UNODC - Bulletin on Narcotics - 1951 Issue 2 - 005
The respiratory centre is depressed by even small quantities of morphine, and the use of morphine in obstetrics is limited by the fact that minute doses produce this bulbar depression to a dangerous degree in the foetus and the new-born infant.
Inferior to morphine in its analgesic properties, codeine is also less toxic, while some of its undesirable secondary actions, such as the danger of addiction and the effect on the intestine, are much less pronounced.
The complexity of the morphine molecule stood in the way of a speedy and systematic investigation of the value of the various morphinic fragments, and the uncertainty which still persisted regarding its constitution was an additional obstacle.
www.unodc.org /unodc/bulletin/bulletin_1951-01-01_2_page006.html   (7221 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions about heroin, morphine, and opioids
Morphine is administered by several routes (injected, smoked, sniffed, or swallowed); but when injected particularly intravenously, morphine can produce intense euphoria and a general state of well-being and relaxation.
Morphine is isolated from crude opium, which is a resinous prep of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.
Morphine may be taken orally in tablet form, and can also injected subcutaneously, intramuscularly, or intravenously; the last is the route preferred by those who are dependent on morphine.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/heroin/opifaq.htm   (1911 words)

 Morphine & Heroin
Morphine was first isolated in 1805 by Friedrich Sertürner, an apothecary's assistant in Paderborn, Germany, however its basic structure was not correctly determined until 120 years later.
Morphine acts as an anesthetic without decreasing consciousness, and it is one of the most powerful analgesics known.
The benzene group of the morphine molecule fits snugly against a flat section of the receptor protein, whilst the bent neighbouring group of carbon atoms fits into a nearby groove.
www.ch.ic.ac.uk /rzepa/mim/drugs/html/morphine_text.htm   (1168 words)

Morphine is obtained from opium, the juice secreted by the seeds of the poppy.
Morphine also has an effect on the muscle of the bowel and urinary tract, causing the sphincter to contract and reduce the peristalsis (the wavelike movements of the bowel muscle that propel its contents forwards).
The usual adult dose for epidural morphine is 3-7 milligrams, and of subarachnoid morphine between 250mcg and 1mg.
www.nda.ox.ac.uk /wfsa/html/u03/u03_016.htm   (838 words)

 Morphine sulfate
Morphine is used to relieve severe pain caused by surgery, accident or injury, or chronic illness such as cancer.
Morphine affects breathing and should be used with caution in older adults and those with lung disease, such as COPD or asthma.
Morphine should be used during pregnancy only if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the fetus.
www.webmd.com /hw/pain_management/tv7335.asp?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}   (431 words)

Opioid analgesics, including morphine, codeine, levorphanol, heroin and structurally less similar drugs such as meperidine all have an aromatic ring and a quaternary carbon atom linked to a tertiary amine group by two other carbon atoms.
This is known as the morphine rule, but it should be pointed out that all of the opioids below also have a methyl group attached to a nitrogen atom.
Substitute morphine’s methyl group with a propenyl group, and you create nalorphine, an antagonist which counters morphine’s effects.
www.emsb.qc.ca /laurenhill/science/morphine.html   (798 words)

 Morphine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morphine is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics.
Morphine is habit forming and should only be used under close supervision if you have an alcohol or drug addiction.
Morphine may cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms as well as other harmful effects in an unborn baby.
www.drugs.com /morphine.html   (1399 words)

Morphine is one of the oldest and most potent pain medications.
Newer form of long acting Morphine tablets may be effective up to 12 hours.
There is no maximum dose for morphine and it can be increased to as much as is needed and as long as the patient tolerates it.
www.tirgan.com /morphine.htm   (140 words)

 EMS House of DeFrance
Morphine sulfate is a natural opium alkaloid that increases peripheral venous capacitance and decreases venous return ("chemical phlebotomy").
Secondary pharmacological effects of morphine include depressed responsiveness of alpha-adrenergic receptors (producing peripheral vasodilation) and baroreceptor inhibition.
Morphine is supplied in tablets, suppositories, and solution.
www.kpemsc.org /pharm/morphine.html   (195 words)

 Salon Arts & Entertainment | Sharps & Flats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Morphine's last record, completed just before singer Mark Sandman's death, bids farewell to the rocker who wanted to walk across a carpet of stars.
Morphine were headlining a music festival in Palestrina, Italy, when he had a massive heart attack.
From its inception in the early '90s, when Sandman was already well into his 30s, Morphine always excelled at illuminating the moments between: the moment between the reach and the first kiss, the moment between the skid and the crash.
www.salon.com /ent/music/review/2000/02/03/morphine/index.html   (904 words)

 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Morphine Oral
Morphine long-acting tablets and capsules are only used by patients who are expected to need medication to relieve moderate to severe pain around-the-clock for longer than a few days.
Morphine is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics.
Morphine comes as a tablet, a solution (liquid), a controlled- or extended-release (long-acting) tablet, and a controlled- or sustained-release (long-acting) capsule all to take by mouth.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682133.html   (1340 words)

 M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Pain Management - Morphine
Morphine (also known as morphine sulphate) is an opioid analgesic that is used to relieve severe pain, including pain related to cancer.
Short-acting morphine is effective within 30 minutes of taking it by mouth and works for about four hours.
Before you take morphine, tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have liver or kidney disease, are taking cimetidine or AZT (which may cause a reaction if taken with morphine), or if you are taking any other drugs that could make you drowsy (sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, or cold or allergy medications).
www.mdanderson.org /topics/paincontrol/print.cfm?displayPrint=1&id=316884F2-A004-4CEB-80E219773FCA8840&method=displayFull&PrintPage=1   (951 words)

 Morphine - Drugs Store - drugsstore.org
Morphine is usually highly addictive when compared to other substances, and tolerance and physical and psychological dependence develop quickly.
Morphine is an opioid agonist whose main effect is binding to the -receptors in the central nervous system.
Morphine also binds with k-receptors, which are thought to mediate spinal analgesia, miosis and sedation.
www.drugsstore.org /morphine.html   (512 words)

 morphine - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about morphine
Its use produces serious side effects, including nausea, constipation, tolerance, and addiction, but it is highly valued for the relief of the terminally ill.
The risk of addiction arising from the use of morphine for pain relief is much lower than for recreational use (about 1 in 3,000) as the drug is processed differently by the body when pain is present.
Thus was I bluntly dismissed from the poop, only to find Mugridge sleeping soundly from the morphine I had given him.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /morphine   (203 words)

 Morphine: The Best of Morphine 1992-1995 - PopMatters Music Review
Yet this Boston trio, who dubbed themselves Morphine, managed to create a sound all their own over the 10 years they were together, fusing rock, jazz, and soul like no other band before or since.
As much as fans loved Morphine back in the '90s, their albums, aside from 1993's stellar Cure For Pain, sometimes sounded a bit spotty, but they were never short of great moments, so a best-of compilation really works well in Morphine's case, giving us a solid hour's worth of great music.
It's Morphine's 1993 album Cure For Pain, though, that most fans love the most, and it's evident the surviving band members feel the same way, since five of that album's songs are included.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/morphine-best.shtml   (627 words)

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