Agent Name

Morphine

CAS Number

57-27-2

Formula

C17-H19-N-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Duromorph; Meconium; Morphia; Morphina; Morphinan-3,6-diol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-, (5-alpha, 6-alpha)-; Morphinan-3,6-alpha-diol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-alpha-epoxy-17-methyl-; (-)-Morphine; l-Morphine; Morphinism; Morphinum; Morphium; Ospalivina; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in pharmaceutical workers; [Kanerva, p. 1162] Asthma reported in pharmaceutical workers processing opiate compounds; [Malo]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma caused by Papaver somniferum

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from opium alkaloids

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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