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Morphine

Description

Morphine is a narcotic analgesic obtained from opium. Morphine acts as an agonist at opiate receptors in the CNS particularly Mu and to a lesser extent Kappa receptors. Mu receptors are thought to mediate supraspinal analgesia, respiratory depression and euphoria, and Kappa receptors, spinal analgesia, miosis and sedation.

ATC Classification

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Category
N02AA01
Morphine
N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02A Opioids → N02AA Natural opium alkaloids

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Trade names (in combination): CYCLIMORPH

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MORPHINE SULFATE Solution for injection
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
KADIAN Capsule extended-release
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US
MS CONTIN Tablet
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US
MORPHGESIC Controlled release tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK