the ecstasy and the agony

2018-11-2716:00:37 评论 467 views

“Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain clings cruelly,” wrote John Keats. Nowadays pain can often be shrugged off: opioids, a class of drugs that includes morphine and other derivatives of the opium poppy, can dramatically ease the agony of broken bones, third-degree burns or terminal cancer. But the mismanagement of these drugs has caused a pain crisis. It has two faces: one in America and a few other rich countries; the other in the developing world.

oft=often
Pleasure 英 [ˈpleʒə(r)] n.快乐; 愉快; 娱乐; 令人高兴的事;vt.使高兴; 使满意;vi.觉得高兴,享受; 寻欢作乐;
visitant n.贵宾,幽魂; 候鸟;
cling vi.附着于,紧贴; 抓紧或抱住; 坚持; 沿(岸)前进,贴着(墙)走vt.依恋,依附于;
cruelly adv.残酷地; 残暴地; <口>极度地; 非常
Nowadays adv.现在,当今; n.当今,现在;
shrug off v.耸肩表示蔑视; 抖去; 摆脱; 扭身脱掉衣服
opioid 英 [əʊ'pi:əʊɪd] adj.类鸦片(引起)的;n.类鸦片活性肽;
morphine 美 [ˈmɔrfin] n.[药]吗啡;
derivative [dɪˈrɪvətɪv] n.[数]导数,微商; [化] 衍生物,派生物; [语]派生词;adj.衍生的; 导出的; 拷贝的;
opium n.鸦片; 麻醉剂;
poppy n.[植]罂粟(花); 罂粟属植物; 深红色;
dramatically adv.戏剧性地,引人注目地;
agony 美 [ˈæɡəni] n.极大的痛苦; 苦恼,烦闷; 临死的挣扎; (感情的)迸发
terminal cancer 晚期癌症
crisis [ˈkraɪsɪs] n.危机; 危难时刻; 决定性时刻,紧要关头; 转折点

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