- 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
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The liquid is decanted, and the precipitate is exhausted with ether or chloroform, which dissolves the apomorphine only.
That the child had died of apomorphine, a totally distinct poison.Courts and Criminals
Apomorphine is not allied in physiological action to morphine, and may be given in cases of narcotic poisoning.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
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Use at once the stomach-tube or pump, or give emetics of sulphate of zinc, or hypodermic solution of apomorphine.
In those rare cases in which this does not take place, use the stomach-pump or tube, or give hypodermic injection of apomorphine.
- 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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- A poisonous, white, crystalline alkaloid derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.
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