morphine was viewed as simply too addictive for a guy with a hacking cough.
All the junkies try to transfer to them, for the abundance of morphine.
In Shreveport, La., a veteran overdoses on morphine while housed in a locked VA psychiatric unit.
And Harris relies on a bag of prescription painkillers—Oxycontin, morphine, "everything," he says.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the morphine derivative is the most addictive drug in its class.
One contains no quinine at all—it is all morphine and atropine.
The morphine had claimed him, and it brought a pleasant dream.
The latter should be given in the same dose, as a rule, regardless of the amount of morphine taken.
Sara was suffering so frightfully after his trip that he took his morphine.
It is one of the most valuable means for overcoming the bad effects of the morphine habit.
chief alkaloid of opium, 1828, from French morphine or German Morphin (1816), name coined by German apothecary Friedrich Sertürner (1783-1840) in reference to Latin Morpheus, Ovid's name for the god of dreams, from Greek morphe "form, shape, beauty, outward appearance," perhaps from PIE *merph-, a possible Greek root meaning "form," of unknown origin. So called because of the drug's sleep-inducing properties.
morphine mor·phine (môr'fēn')
A bitter crystalline alkaloid extracted from opium, the soluble salts of which are used in medicine as an analgesic, a light anesthetic, or a sedative. Also called morphia.