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.
|morphine (môr'fēn') Pronunciation Key
A highly addictive drug derived from opium and used to treat intractable pain, as in severe injury or metastatic cancer.