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Morphia is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Morphia

Morphia in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Morphia in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: [WRITTEN UNDER THE SUBSECTION OF "OPIUM" IN THE CHAPTER ON TREATMENT] "In the "status epilepticus," in which attacks recur with great frequency for several days, and in which bromide often fails entirely, I have known hypodermic injections of morphia, in doses of1/16th of a grain, to be of great service, and Sieveking has found it useful, given by the mouth, in the same state. But morphia is a remedy which can only be employed hypodermically in epileptics with extreme caution. If an attack occurs, and the post-epileptic coma coincides with the sleep induced by morphia, the patient's life is in great danger. For instance, an epileptic, after a surgical operation, was injected with a quarter of a grain of morphia to relieve great pain. As the injection was beginning to take effect, he had a slight epileptic fit, and immediately passed into a condition of profound coma, with infrequent breathing, and it was necessary to maintain artificial respiration for an hour."
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Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885.


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Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Morphia

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Evidence or the Use of Morphia in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Lily H Kim, Jonathon J Parker, Allen L Ho, Arjun V Pendharkar, Eric S Sussman, Casey H Halpern, Brenda Porter, Gerald A Grant
Postoperative outcomes following pediatric intracranial electrode monitoring: A case for stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG).
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 104(Pt A);106905
[PubMed:32028127] [] [DOI] (I a)

Yu-Chi Wang, Sanjeet S Grewal, Anshit Goyal, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Gregory Worrell, Benjamin Brinkmann, Lily Wong-Kisiel, Jeffrey Britton, W Richard Marsh, David Burkholder, Eric Payne, Cheolsu Shin, Gregory Cascino, Brian N Lundstrom, Min-Hsien Wu, Jamie J Van Gompel
Comparison of narcotic pain control between stereotactic electrocorticography and subdural grid implantation.
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 103(Pt A);106843
[PubMed:31882325] [] [DOI] (I p)

Paul Cumming, János Marton, Tuomas O Lilius, Dag Erlend Olberg, Axel Rominger
A Survey of Molecular Imaging of Opioid Receptors.
Molecules: 2019, 24(22);
[PubMed:31752279] [] [DOI] (I e)

Sonja Lj Joksimovic, Srdjan M Joksimovic, Francesca M Manzella, Betelehem Asnake, Peihan Orestes, Yogendra H Raol, Kathiresan Krishnan, Douglas F Covey, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Slobodan M Todorovic
Novel neuroactive steroid with hypnotic and T-type calcium channel blocking properties exerts effective analgesia in a rodent model of post-surgical pain.
Br. J. Pharmacol.: 2019;
[PubMed:31732978] [] [DOI] (I a)



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