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MORPHINUM

(morph)

(An Alkaloid of Opium) Morphine bears the same relation to Opium as Atropine to Belladonna-i. e., represents its nervous side. It is less stimulating, less convulsant, and more decidedly hypnotic. Constipates less and affects contractility of the bladder more. It is less diaphoretic and more pruritic.

Mind
PROFOUND DEPRESSION. Irritable, fault-finding, hysterical. SHOCK INDUCED BY TERROR. DREAM-LIKE STATE.

Head
VERTIGO FROM THE LEAST MOVEMENT OF THE HEAD. Headache, with sensation of being "wound-up." Bursting pain; head drawn back.

Eyes
Bluish, drooping lids. ITCHING of eyes. Delusion of vision on closing eyes. Staring, injected; diverging strabismus. Pupils unequally contracted. LOOK UNSTEADY. Ptosis. PARESIS OF RECTI INTERNI.

Ears
Left ear throbs painfully; better, heat. SEEMS TO HEAR CIRCULATION ALL OVER BODY. Pace. DUSKY RED OR PALLID LIVIDITY EFFACE, LIPS, TONGUE, MOUTH OR THROAT.

Nose
Sneezing in paroxysms. ITCHING and tingling on end of nose.

Mouth
VERY DRY. Tongue dry, brown violet in middle. THIRST. Loss of appetite, WITH AVERSION TO MEAT. Throat. Dry and constricted. Pharynx paralyzed, swallowing almost impossible; better hot drinks, worse solids.

Stomach
Nausea INCESSANT AND DEATHLY, faintness, constant retching. Vomiting of green fluid. NAUSEA AND VOMITING ON RISING UP.

Abdomen
Distended. Acute pain in abdomen and along spinal column. TYMPANITIS.

Rectum
Diarrhoea watery, brown, or black with horrible tenesmus. Constipation; stools large, dry, knotty, with tendency to bruise and fissure.

Urinary
Paresis of bladder. STRANGURY. SLOW AND DIFFICULT URINATION. Retention of prostatic hypertrophy. URSEMIA, acute and chronic.

Male
Impotency. Pain in right spermatic cord. (OXAL. AC)

Heart
ALTERNATION OF TACHYCARDIA AND BRADYCARDIA. Cardiac muscular tissue is intact, even if severely exhausted. Pulse small, weak, dicrotic.

Respiratory
Faint and struggling for breath; DIAPHRAGMATIC PARALYSIS; hiccough; dyspnoea, paroxysmal, on first falling asleep. (LACH.; GRINDEL.) Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Chest tight. Pain in middle of sternum. Dry, hard, TEASING, exhausting cough, worse at night. Strangling cough, with viscid mucus sputum; thin, scanty, but sounds loose and abundant.

Back
Pain along spine. Weakness of loins. Aching across lumbo-sacral region; cannot walk erect. (CIMICIF.)

Extremities
Staggering gait. NUMBNESS.

Skin
LIVID; purple spots; zoster-like herpes. ITCHING. Skin lost its elasticity. Urticaria appearing at climaxis. Nervous. Restlessness and hyperaesthesia; trembling, twitching, jerking, convulsions. EXTREMELY SUSCEPTIBLE TO PAIN. Pain causes twitching and jerking of limbs. Violent and SUDDEN neuralgic pains and sudden fainting. DELIRIUM, MELANCHOLIC IN CHARACTER. Neuralgias INTENSELY PAINFUL; left supraorbital; right intercostal, better from heat; MULTIPLE NEURITIS. Sore feeling all over. BED FEELS LOO HARD. Aggravation after sleep. (LACH.) Neuralgia after zoster. (MEZER.)

Sleep
Yawning, DROWSY; prolonged, deep sleep. Sleepless; restless sleep, with frequent startings. Sleepy, but cannot sleep.

Fever
Chills. Icy coldness. Burning heat; profuse sweat.

Dose
Third to sixth trituration.