Morphine Effects

Morphine, a narcotic , directly effects the central nervous system. Besides relieving pain, Morphine impairs mental and physical performance, relieves fear and anxiety, and produces euphoria. Morphine's effects also decrease hunger, inhibit the cough reflex, produce constipation, and usually reduces the sex drive. In women, Morphine can even interfere with the menstrual cycle. Morphine's euphoric effects can be highly addictive. Tolerance (the need for higher and higher doses to maintain the same effect), as well as physical and psychological dependence develop quickly.
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Morphine effects include but are not limited to:

  • relieves pain
  • impairment of mental and physical performance
  • relief of fear and anxiety
  • euphoria
  • decease in hunger
  • inhibiting the cough reflex
  • Drug Facts
  • Methadone is a man-made narcotic used to help people with addictions to opioid drugs (opium, codeine, heroin, morphine).
  • By the early 19th century, morphine had been extracted in a pure form suitable for solution. With the introduction of the hypodermic needle in the mid-19th century, injection of the solution became the common method of administration.
  • Methadone enters the illicit drug market primarily as a result of patients selling their prescriptions.
  • Morphine acts to depress the function of all cells of the immune system.
  • Reports have emerged that more and more patients are asking for methadone by name, particularly at pain management clinics.