apomorphine

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noun apo·mor·phine \ ˌa-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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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apomorphine

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noun apo·mor·phine \ ˌap-ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn \

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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