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morphinism

 [mor´fin-izm]
1. a pathological state due to habitual misuse of morphine.
2. morphine addiction.
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morphinism

(môr′fē-nĭz′əm, môr′fə-)
n.
1. Addiction to morphine.
2. A diseased condition caused by habitual or addictive use of morphine.

mor′phin·ist n.
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morphinism

(mor'fin-izm) [L. morphina, morphine, + -ismos, condition]
Morbid condition due to habitual or excessive use of morphine.
See: morphine poisoning
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Burnett Grover, Why the Indifference of the Profession to Morphinism Should Be Changed, MED.
Stanley, "Morphinism and Crime," Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology 8 (1918): 749-56 in Yesterday's Addicts, 83.
Stanley, "Morphinism and Crime," in Yesterday's Addicts, 85.
While medical journals in the United States in the 1880s and 1890s abound with articles condemning cocaine,(12) elite physicians in Tennessee at this time were much more concerned with another major trend in the medical literature - the debunking of the once exalted medical status of the opiates.(13) In a paper entitled "Morphinism and its Relation to the Sexual Functions and Appetite," given before the Tennessee State Medical Society in 1892, Dr.
Happel, "Morphinism from the Standpoint of the General Practitioner," Journal of the American Medical Association 35 (1900): 407, is an example of Happel's continued avid opposition to the medical use of the opiates.