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morphinism

/ˈmɔːfɪˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
morphine addiction
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  • Her jaw had dropped, as it almost always does in advanced cases of morphinism, and her lower limbs were useless.

    Pietro Ghisleri F. (Francis) Marion Crawford
  • Wetterstrand alone cured 37 of 51 cases of morphinism by hypnosis.

  • The evils of morphinism are even greater than those of alcoholism, and their transmission no less sure.

morphinism in Medicine

morphinism mor·phin·ism (môr'fē-nĭz'əm, môr'fə-)
n.

  1. Addiction to morphine.

  2. A diseased condition caused by habitual or addictive use of morphine.

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