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What is morphine ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Narcotic drug: Morphine is a narcotic pharmaceutical, a natural substance derived from the opium poppy. It can be very effective for severe pain, both acute and chronic, and is often given to ease pain after surgery. However, like all narcotics it can have many side effects and is very habituating with danger of addiction and dependence. See https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682133.html
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What can morphine do for the dying?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Narcotic analgesic: Opioid analgesics are a group of both naturally occurring and synthetic compounds that have morphine-like activity. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of pain. The "major" narcotic analgesics (morphine, oxycodone and meperidine) are indicated for moderate to severe pain.
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