Morphine: Prototype Summary
Relief of moderate to severe acute or chronic pain; preoperative medication; component of combination therapy for severe chronic pain; intraspinal to reduce intractable pain.
Acts as an agonist at specific opioid receptors in the CNS to produce analgesia, euphoria, and sedation.
Light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, ureteral spasm, respiratory depression, apnea, circulatory depression, respiratory arrest, shock, cardiac arrest.
Morphine Side Effects Pharmacology Mnemonics: follow the table