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morphinemor‧phine /ˈmɔːfiːn $ ˈmɔːr-/ noun [uncountable]  MDa powerful and addictive drug used for stopping pain and making people calmer
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morphineIt was he who had given Billy morphine.In contrast, morphine can be deadly if a little too much is taken.Alcohol thus resembles opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin, all of which target the endorphin system.The hypothesis that paradoxical pain is caused by abnormal metabolism of morphine is plausible but built on shaky foundations.Furthermore, large interspecies variations exist not only in the metabolism of morphine but also in the distribution of opioid receptors.She drifted off again, back to her private morphine place.We have also known for a long time that morphine cures diarrhoea.Besides which, a blood test would show up all the morphine in his body.
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