Morphine

By:Kaitlyn Dailey

What exactly is Morphine?

Morphine is a drug that is commonly perscribed by a doctor. Morphine is used to alleviate pain commonly after surgery. The drug attaches to protiens in the brain, spinal cord and gasrointestinal tract called opioid receptors. They change a person's experience with pain.

How does morphine affect your body?

Short Term: drowsiness, constipation, slowing or stopping of your breathing, mild itching, chest pain, and single large dose can cause respiratory issues, coma, or death


Long Term: physical dependence, headache, tired feeling, slow heart rate, shallow breathing, seizures or convulsions

How is Morphine taken into the body?

Signs of Abuse

Tolerance means a person needs more of the drug the longer they take it. If a person is abusing morphine they may be irritable, have high/low blood pressure, have trouble sleeping, memory loss, and anxiety. If a person is abusing morphine they will form a dependence for the drug.

What are some slang terms for morphine?

  • M
  • White Stuff
  • Morpho
  • Miss Emma
  • Duramorph
  • Monkey
  • Roxanol
  • Dreamer
  • First Line
  • Mister Blue