adj. of or pertaining to morphine (sedative drug, addictive pain reliever)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • morphinic — mor·phin·ic …   English syllables

  • morphinic — adjective see morphine …   Useful english dictionary

  • morphine — morphinic /mawr fin ik/, adj. /mawr feen/, n. Pharm. a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a… …   Universalium

  • Morphine — A venerable drug that is a naturally occurring member of a large chemical class of compounds called alkaloids. The name morphine was coined in 1805 by a German apothecary Adolf Serturner (1783 1841) to designate the main alkaloid in opium. Opium …   Medical dictionary

  • morphine — [môr′fē əmôr′fēn΄] n. [Ger morphin or Fr morphine < ModL morphium, so named (1811) by F. W. A. Sertürner (1783 1841), Ger pharmacist < L Morpheus: see MORPHEUS] a bitter, white or colorless, crystalline narcotic alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O,… …   English World dictionary

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