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D.3.4 Advantages/disadvantages of morphine and its derivatives as strong analgesics IB Chemistry SL

D.3.4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using morphine and its derivatives as strong analgesics.Short term: pain relief after surgery ,heart attack, injury etc. Also anti-cough.Long term: constipation. Abuse may lead to weight problems, sexual dysfunction ,theft, prostitution and period interruption.Derivatives of morphine are heroin and codeine (and Demerol).If you don't like the video content, complain to the exam board -- not me.Dr Atkinson
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