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Doctor insights on: How Does Morphine Work To Affect Neurotransmission Of The Brain

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What does it mean when a dr. Tells you that you do not have the brain receptacles to a drug because it will not have no effect on accident i took about 20 morphine pills i thought they were ibuprophen tabs, family rushed me to emergency room thinking i wa

What does it mean when a dr. Tells you that you do not have the brain receptacles to a drug because it will not have no effect on accident i took about 20 morphine pills i thought they were ibuprophen tabs, family rushed me to emergency room thinking i wa

That : That is not clear to me. There must have been a mis-communication. Morphine typically causes mental status changes and respiratory depression. If a patient is chronically on morphine, then it takes more of it to be toxic to the patient. So i wonder if the doctor meant that. ...Read more

Morphine (Definition)

Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting forumations are taken as needed for pain. Extended-release morphine is for use when around-the-clock ...Read more


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My dad has 2 grade4 brain tumours his been on high doses of morphine recently he is losing his memory didn't remember me today is this normal?

My dad has 2 grade4 brain tumours his been on high doses of morphine recently he is losing his memory  didn't remember me today is this normal?

Sorry to hear this: If your dad does have high grade gliomas, these are tough to treat, and the tumors could be large enough to cause cognitive loss, but morphine possesses anticholinergic side effects and can cloud memory and other intellectual functions, and even cause delusions and hallucinations. Sometimes, some restoration can be achieved by using memory enhancing agents (donepezil, etc). ...Read more

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Im 9 weeks pregnant and have migrains an a tumor in my brain is it ok to take low doses of morphine for my pain I have a tumor in my brain an have cafosis of the spine along with migraines

Im 9 weeks pregnant and have migrains an a tumor in my brain is it ok to take low doses of morphine for my pain I have a tumor in my brain an have cafosis of the spine along with migraines

Consult your MD: If you are pregnant you should consult your pharmacist or ob/gyn for permission to take any medication, especially during the first ten weeks of pregnancy when all the organs of the fetus are forming. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if morphine sulfate increases dopamine levels in the brain while decreasing serotonin levels 5-ht ?

Can you tell me if morphine sulfate increases dopamine levels in the brain while decreasing serotonin levels 5-ht ?

Timing: There is more than one answer depending on timing. Opiates initially increase bothe Dopamine and serotonin levels. However, long term abuse can lead to lower than normal levels as you deplete the body's reservoirs of these neurotransmitters. It also makes a difference WHERE in the CNS you are trying to measusre these things. Most of the work has been done on mice and extrapolated to humans! ...Read more

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Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Huh?: If you have vascular insufficiency then getting that addressed will help with your pain which is why morphine and Codeine don't help since they don't increase vascular supply. ...Read more

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Is it possible for morphine to work as an anxiolytic?

Indirectly: Morphine treats pain and can treat the sensation of shortness of breath, it could also cause sleepiness. By eliminating the pain and shortness of breath, it could indirectly reduce anxiety. It is not given if anxiety is the only symptom. ...Read more

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Will avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin?

Will  avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin?

Depends: Both are opioids. Avinza (morphine) is designed to be taken once a day and is used for those who have long term pain. Vicodin is short acting and is used for acute short term pain. Whichever one you take you must follow your md, s instruction to the "t". ...Read more

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How does an MS contin (morphine) work in your body?

How does an MS contin (morphine) work in your body?

As an Opioid: It affects primarily the brain's appreciation of pain in the higher centers. It uses morphine sulphate (morphine) which attaches to specific receptors associated with the appreciation of pain, but also nausea, and consciousness among many others. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin does?

Maybe....: Though they are both narcotic pain medications, Avinza (morphine) is thought to be "better" than vicodin generally because it lasts all day vs vicodin, which will only last for 2 -6 hours. ...Read more

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Do morphine and tapentadol work on the the same receptors ? Taking both for chronic pain.

Morphine and tapenta: Morphine works only on opioid receptors. Tapentadol works on opioid receptors and norepinephrine uptake. It would make no sense to take both as short acting - one has to be long acting and the other short acting. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more