apomorphine

noun
apo·​mor·​phine | \ ˌa-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce apomorphine (audio) \

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

Examples of apomorphine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About as many dogs (114) were treated with the drug apomorphine to induce them to vomit. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Risk of chocolate poisoning peaks for pets at Christmas," 24 Dec. 2017 About as many dogs (114) were treated with the drug apomorphine to induce them to vomit. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Risk of chocolate poisoning peaks for pets at Christmas," 24 Dec. 2017 About as many dogs (114) were treated with the drug apomorphine to induce them to vomit. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Risk of chocolate poisoning peaks for pets at Christmas," 24 Dec. 2017 About as many dogs (114) were treated with the drug apomorphine to induce them to vomit. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "It's Christmastime, and that means dogs are now at peak risk of chocolate poisoning," 21 Dec. 2017 The preferred filler was apomorphine which induces vomiting. David Hambling, WIRED, "British Boffins’ Bizarre Non-Lethals Of 1972," 26 June 2008

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First Known Use of apomorphine

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Apomorphine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apomorphine. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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apomorphine

noun
apo·​mor·​phine | \ ˌap-ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce apomorphine (audio) \

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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