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an alkaloid, C 17 H 17 NO 2 , derived from and used as a fast-acting emetic.
Historical Examples

The liquid is decanted, and the precipitate is exhausted with ether or chloroform, which dissolves the apomorphine only.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

That the child had died of apomorphine, a totally distinct poison.
Courts and Criminals Arthur Train

The central emetics are apomorphine, tartar emetic, ipecacuanha, senega and squill.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

apomorphine is not allied in physiological action to morphine, and may be given in cases of narcotic poisoning.
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson

In those rare cases in which this does not take place, use the stomach-pump or tube, or give hypodermic injection of apomorphine.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

Use at once the stomach-tube or pump, or give emetics of sulphate of zinc, or hypodermic solution of apomorphine.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

a white crystalline alkaloid, derived from morphine, that is used medicinally as an emetic, as an expectorant, and in Parkinson’s disease. Formula: C17H17NO2

apomorphine ap·o·mor·phine (āp’ə-môr’fēn’)
A poisonous, white, crystalline alkaloid derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.


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