morphine
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɔː.fiːn/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmɔɹˌfiːn/
Noun

morphine

  1. (pharmaceutical drug) A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.
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