apomorphine(redirected from Apokyn)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Apokyn: Apomorphine hydrochloride
A poisonous alkaloid, C17H17NO2, that is an analog of morphine and is used medicinally to treat Parkinson's disease and to induce vomiting.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
apomorphine(ˌæpəˈmɔːfiːn; -fɪn) or
(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ap•o•mor•phine(ˌæp əˈmɔr fin, -fɪn)
an alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used as a fast-acting emetic.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||apomorphine - a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.