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A poisonous alkaloid, C17H17NO2, that is an analog of morphine and is used medicinally to treat Parkinson's disease and to induce vomiting.
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(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
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(ˌæp əˈmɔr fin, -fɪn)

also ap•o•mor•phin


an alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used as a fast-acting emetic.
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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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Apokyn, currently the only medication approved to treat "off" episodes, has had limited usage in the U.S.
Hauser found that PD patients who failed to obtain good symptom control after taking a certain dopamine agonist drug, such as apomorphine (Apokyn), pramipexole (Mirapex), or ropinirole (Requip), achieved much greater symptom relief by taking the commonly prescribed PD drug rasagiline (Azilect).
M2 PHARMA-November 3, 2011-Ipsen sells Apokyn North American marketing rights(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Dopamine agents marketed in the United States are bromocriptine (Parlodel [R]), pramipexole (Mirapex [R]), ropinirole (Requip [R], Requip XL [R]), and apomorphine (Apokyn [TM] injection) (Edmunds & Mayhew, 2009; PDE 2010a).
Apomorphine (Apokyn) is a dopamine agonist available in injectible form for acute "off" episodes in advanced PD.
This injectable dopamine agonist, known as Apokyn, has received Food and Drug Administration approval as the first and only acute or rescue therapy for off episodes in Parkinson's disease patients.