From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide
Morpha, in a pouch (TRS: "The Face of the Enemy")

Morpha is a painkilling medication used by the Colonial military.

The drug is included in all medkits. A morpha overdose is fatal; it is used to euthanize Socinus in order to spare him a slow, painful death (TRS: "Valley of Darkness").

A pouch containing several ampules of the drug are given to Felix Gaeta by Hoshi to aid in Gaeta's leg pain (TRS: "The Face of the Enemy," episode 1).


  • Morpha's effects appear to be nearly identical to, and named after, the real-world drug Morphine.