What is Morphine?

Morphine is a powerful opioid pain medication derived from the opium poppy plant and works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system to relieve pain and produce feelings of pleasure and relaxation.

Morphine is commonly used in hospital settings to relieve severe pain, such as pain associated with surgery, cancer, or injury. It can also be used for chronic pain management in some cases.

Despite its effectiveness, morphine carries a high risk of abuse, dependence, and overdose and is regulated as a controlled substance in many countries. Its use requires close medical supervision and monitoring to ensure safe and appropriate use.

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