ampoule; controlled drug; morphine

Glass ampoule containing morphine hydrochloride (strength 0.02 grammes) (Morfinium Muriatische) in solution for injection. Manufactured in Germany. Believed to be early to mid twentieth century. Morphine hydrochloride is powerful analgesic and but it also has central stimulant actions. The chief uses of morphine are for the relief of pain, the procuring of sleep where sleeplessness is due to pain, the arrest of haemorrhage, the supression of cough and the relief of anxiety and apprehension.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A656297 Pt89
type:
morphine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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