Morphine is found in opium and is one of the most abundant analgesics (pain relieving) opiate. It is a very powerful narcotic and is a naturally occurring member that belongs to a large chemical group of compounds called alkaloids.
Opium, its precursor, comes from the extract obtained from the poppy seed.
Morphine is a potent analgesic and is known for its effective pain-relieving capabilities.
It is widely used in the medical field, specifically for relieving pain in patients with terminal cancers, after major traumas or injury, except head injury or after surgeries.
But sadly, morphine is a highly addictive drug, and physical dependence can easily develop that may lead to drug abuse. Furthermore, with its specific euphoric effect on the central nervous system, it is also used as a recreational drug, resulting in not only physical dependence, but its side effects also develop, resulting in ill health of the user.