Sentence Examples with the word morphinism

The early stages of morphinism are marked by moral degeneration; the patient seems to lose all sense of right and wrong, and will lie most plausibly and even thieve to obtain the drug; personal disorderliness, disregard of time, neglect of business and decline of family affection become soon evident.

While not directly causing death, morphinism so lowers the bodily powers that the patient is easily carried off by some intercurrent malady.