apomorphine

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noun apo·mor·phine \ˌa-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn\

Definition of apomorphine

  1. :  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 and Etymology of apomorphine

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

apomorphine

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noun apo·mor·phine \ˌap-ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfēn\

Medical Definition of apomorphine

  1. :  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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