apomorphine definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H17NO2, produced by morphine and utilized medicinally to induce vomiting.
    • A particular narcotic found in the treating Parkinson's illness.
    • An artificial alkaloid, C17H17NO2, prepared from morphine. The hydrochlorate can be used in medication as a powerful emetic. Most commonly it is administered hypodermically. Also (as brand new Latin) apomorphina, apomorphia, emetomorphia.
    • a morphine by-product which is not since powerful as morphine; used as an emetic plus tiny amounts as a sedative

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