Respiratory Depressant Effect of Morphine in Rabbits

Overview

The principle of the laboratory procedure would be to demonstrate the respiratory and miotic effect of morphine in rabbits. With morphine as a benchmark of analgesics in clinical medicine, it is important to understand how it acts directly on the central nervous system to relieve pain. However, one of the main adverse effects of morphine is respiratory depression. Also, morphine causes miosis.

 

The video lesson in this course would demonstrate the administration of morphine and its effect after being induced. After this lesson, we would learn of morphine is an extremely potent opiate analgesic psycho-active drug and is consideration to be the prototypical opioid.

Author(s): George KoffuorView Details of Author
Year: 2010
Keywords: respiratory depresssion, effects of morphine, rabbits, miosis
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Introduction

 

Morphine is an extremely potent opiate analgesic psycho-active drug, and is considered to be the prototypical opioid. In clinical medicine, Morphine is regarded as the good standard or benchmark of analgesics used to relieve severe or agonising pain and suffering.

 

Morphine is an extremely potent opiate analgesic psycho-active drug, and is considered to be the prototypical opioid. In clinical medicine, Morphine is regarded as the good standard or benchmark of analgesics used to relieve severe or agonising pain and suffering.

 

Morphine acts directly on the central nervous system to relieve pain. One of the main adverse effects of morphine is respiratory depression. Morphine also causes miosis.

 

Objectives

 

This experiment demonstrates the respiratory and miotic effect of morphine

 

Lesson Content

 

Respiratory Depressant Effect of Morphine in Rabbits (video)
Respiratory Depressant Effect of Morphine in Rabbits

 

 

Credits

 

Author
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George Koffuor
Department of Pharmacology
College of Health Sciences, KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

 
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