[ap-uh-mawr-feen, -fin]

noun Pharmacology.

an alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used as a fast-acting emetic.

Also ap·o·mor·phin [ap-uh-mawr-fin] /ˌæp əˈmɔr fɪn/.

Origin of apomorphine

First recorded in 1885–90; apo- + morphine
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a white crystalline alkaloid, derived from morphine, that is used medicinally as an emetic, as an expectorant, and in Parkinson's disease. Formula: C 17 H 17 NO 2
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apomorphine in Medicine




A poisonous, white, crystalline alkaloid derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.
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