apomorphine

noun
apo·mor·phine | \ˌa-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn \

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'apomorphine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of apomorphine

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apomorphine

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about apomorphine

Share apomorphine

Dictionary Entries near apomorphine

apomict

apomixis

apomixy

apomorphine

apomorphy

Apo, Mount

aponeurosis

Statistics for apomorphine

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for apomorphine

The first known use of apomorphine was in 1869

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for apomorphine

apomorphine

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

Comments on apomorphine

What made you want to look up apomorphine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!