Fun Fact Friday: May 8

Article

Do you know how morphine got its name?

From Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams!1 According to Greek mythology, Morpheus was the son of Hypnos. His job was to send human shapes to people’s dreams while they slept, and his brothers Phobetor and Phantasus sent the forms of animals and inanimate objects.2

REFERENCES

  • Barker A. 20 Drug Name Origins That May Surprise You. Pharmacy Times; December 18, 2015. https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/alex-barker-pharmd/2015/12/20-drug-name-origins-that-may-surprise-you. Accessed May 7, 2020.
  • Morpheus: Greek Mythology. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hypnos. Accessed May 7, 2020.

Stay tuned each week for our Friday Pharmacy Fun Facts! Impress your friends and colleagues with useful facts about the history of pharmacy, invention created by pharmacists, and more. If you have a fun fact to contribute, email AAntrim@pharmacytimes.com, and it may be included!

Related Videos
pharmacy oncology, Image Credit: © Konstantin Yuganov - stock.adobe.com
A panel of 3 experts on multiple myeloma
A panel of 3 experts on multiple myeloma
Video 12 - "Collaborative Care: Key Stakeholders in HE Treatment and Recovery"
Video 11 - "Optimizing Transitions of Care for Hepatic Encephalopathy Patients"
Video 10 - "Valuable Metrics and Improving Adherence in Patients With ASCVD"
Video 9 - "The Role of Pharmacists in Treating Very High-Risk ASCVD"
Video 6 - "evaluating CDK4/6 inhibitor safety profiles"
Video 5 - "CDK4/6 Inhibitor Sequencing and NCCN Guidelines in mBC"
Video 8 - "Challenges of Concurrent Administration: RSV and Other Vaccines "
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.