apomorphine

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ap·o·mor·phine

 (ăp′ə-môr′fēn′)
n.
A poisonous alkaloid, C17H17NO2, that is an analog of morphine and is used medicinally to treat Parkinson's disease and to induce vomiting.

apomorphine

(ˌæpəˈmɔːfiːn; -fɪn) or

apomorphia

n
(Pharmacology) a white crystalline alkaloid, derived from morphine, that is used medicinally as an emetic, as an expectorant, and in Parkinson's disease. Formula: C17H17NO2

ap•o•mor•phine

(ˌæp əˈmɔr fin, -fɪn)

also ap•o•mor•phin

(-fɪn)

n.
an alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used as a fast-acting emetic.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.apomorphine - a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
morphia, morphine - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
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