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1. a pathological state due to habitual misuse of morphine.
2. morphine addiction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Addiction to morphine.
2. A diseased condition caused by habitual or addictive use of morphine.
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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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