Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

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Morphine

Slang terms

White stuff, M, morf

Active ingredient

Morphine sulfate

Source

Natural (from opium)

Pharmacological classification

Narcotic analgesic

Medical use

Pain relief

Abuse form

Powder (white), tablets, or liquid

Usage method

Taken Orally or injected

Effects sought

Euphoria

Adverse effects

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite

Detectable in urine

Yes

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