Morphine

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Concept.png Morphine 
(drug)
Morphin - Morphine.svg
A pain killing drug which is popular with recreational drug users.

Origins

Morphine was first isolated between 1803 and 1805 by Friedrich Sertürner, probably the first isolation of an active ingredient from a plant.

Research

The CIA used morphine in its mind control research projects MK Ultra. Subjects were forcibly addicted to it and then forcibly subjected to withdrawl in order to put them in a vulnerable state. By and large the project was a failure.

Uses

About 70% of morphine is used to make other opioids such as hydromorphone, oxycodone and heroin.


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