Morphine vs Opiates - What's the difference?

morphine | opiates |


As nouns the difference between morphine and opiates

is that 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 while opiates is .

As a verb opiates is

(opiate).

morphine

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  • 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.
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    * codeine * heroin

    opiates

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