apomorphine

noun

apo·​mor·​phine ˌa-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce apomorphine (audio)
: 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, 24 Dec. 2017 The preferred filler was apomorphine which induces vomiting. David Hambling, WIRED, 26 June 2008

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First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of apomorphine was in 1869

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“Apomorphine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apomorphine. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

apomorphine

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