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Glossary: morphine sulfate, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

morphine sulfate

(MOR-feen SUL-fayt)

A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system and some other tissues. Morphine sulfate is made from opium. It is a type of opiate and a type of analgesic agent.

2009-05-01