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
- decease in hunger
- inhibiting the cough reflex