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  1. Morphine is an opiate narcotic.
  2. It falls in the category of opioid drugs.
  3. It binds to specific opioid receptors in the Central Nervous System (CNS) and also in the gastrointestinal tract.
  4. It numb the pain and acts as a pain killer, especially in patients who have undergone surgery.
  5. It is used as a sedative.
  6. It lowers the breathing rate and blood pressure.