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Morphine is an analgesic and narcotic drug used to alleviate pain.The molecular formula is (C17H19NO3)2·H2SO4·5H2O; and the molecular weight is 758.83. Made from opium, it is an agonist.

Ingestion: Smoking, snorting, oral, rectal, subcutaneous injection, intramuscular injection, IV, epudural, and intrathecal.

Medicinal use: a narcotic pain reliever used to treat moderate to sever pain.

Classification: Morphine is an opioid analgesic drug.

Psychological Effects:Short term -Morphine affects areas of the brain that causes the feeling of euphoria (state of happiness and self-confidence), and pleasure. -Dysphoria (dissatisfaction with life) -Drowsiness/confusion -Unconsciousness -Coma -Relaxation and sedation -Decreased appetiteLong term -Addiction/dependence-Mental impairment -Slurred speech-Reduced or eliminated sex drive-Studies have shown that Morphine changes both size and shape of specific neuron in the brain. For instance, dopamine neurons decrease in size. -”Brain stops producing its own opiates, the endorphins” if the person stops using the amount of painkilling neurotransmitters are reduced.

Physiological EffectsShort Term: Slowed breathing, constipation, nausea, pain relief. Long term: Physical dependence and addiction. Withdrawal symptoms includes restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, and cold flashes with goose bumps.

Bibliography:- - eigth edition by David myers (300)

How It’s acquired: -Doctors can prescribe it to patients. -Try to find a dealer.-Buy opium seeds, harvest, and synthesize some good old fashion morphine.

Similar drugs with similar effects-Similiar drugs with similar effects would be considered opiates or anything that relieves pain.-Codeine, oxycontin/oxycodone, demerol, heroin,vicodin, and etc.

Slang/ Street terms: “Dreamer,” “M," “Miss Emma,” “Monkey,” “Roxanol,” “White Stuff”

Duration of psychological and physiological effects -Morphine stays in the body up to four days . -Depending on the amount of morphine taken, the euphoric effects lasts for 4 to 6 hours. -The beginning of morphine takes place in 15 to 60 minutes. -Morphine begins to eliminate in the body within 2 hours of of a single dose. “12% of morphine manages to leave the body without being metabolized and remains unchanged and can be recovered in the urine.”

One myth that exists about Morphine but is not true “Therapeutic pain-killers (such as morphine) produce high rates of ‘addiction’”Not true because “the likelihood of becoming ‘addicted’ on opioid painkillers is actually low.” People will go through withdrawal, “but willnever want or need the drug again.”

Dependence both physical and physiological effects: Physical includes reliance on a drug to create a chemical in the body, with morphine, the chemical is causing the body to redefine what it considers to be pain. For psychological, it can cause panic symptoms when the drug is not administered.


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