apomorphine


apo·mor·phine

noun \ˌa-pə-ˈmr-ˌfēn\

Definition of APOMORPHINE

:  a crystalline morphine derivative C17H17NO2 that is a dopamine agonist and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride for its powerful emetic action

Origin of APOMORPHINE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1888

apo·mor·phine

noun \ˌap-ə-ˈmr-ˌfēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APOMORPHINE

: a crystalline morphine derivative that is a dopamine agonist and is injected subcutaneously in the form of its hydrochloride C17H17NO2·HCl·1/2H2O to treat episodes of immobility associated with advanced Parkinson's disease

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