Paracetamol vs Morphine - What's the difference?

paracetamol | morphine |


As nouns the difference between paracetamol and morphine

is that paracetamol is (british|pharmaceutical drug|uncountable) an nsaid used to treat mild pain while morphine is a crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.

paracetamol

Noun

  • (British, pharmaceutical drug, uncountable) An NSAID used to treat mild pain.
  • (British, pharmaceutical drug, countable) A paracetamol tablet.
  • Synonyms

    * acetaminophen (US)

    morphine

    Noun

    (-)
  • A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * codeine * heroin