from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A particular narcotic used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial alkaloid, C17H17NO2, prepared from morphine. The hydrochlorate is used in medicine as a powerful emetic. It is usually administered hypodermically. Also (as New Latin) apomorphina, apomorphia, emetomorphia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So after the use of a miraculous drug called apomorphine a teeny pill I dissolved under Suzie's eyelid, she heaved her guts up big-time.
Also being tested is a "dopamine agonist" called apomorphine, recently recommended for approval for use in men, which sends electrical impulses from the hypothalamus to the genitals to trigger increased blood flow.
Interestingly, Wistar rats that display a high susceptibility for the dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine, the so-called apomorphine-susceptible (APO-SUS) rats
Dr. Dent had discovered a cure using apomorphine, a derivative of morphine but nonaddictive, that seemed to have real promise.
Last year the London Times reported that the pope takes levodopa, a standard treatment, and before public appearances or officiating at a mass he reportedly also receives a shot of the fast-acting drug apomorphine hydrochloride, which is effective for only a short time.
The treatment is to evacuate the stomach immediately, either by administering mustard water, or apomorphine gr. 1/10 by hypodermic, or by the stomach tube.
Answer: Mustard, sodium chloride, apomorphine, ipecac, and sulphate of copper are emetics.
That said, there is growing evidence that the following available or forthcoming medications may promote return or ease of climax: phentolamine, apomorphine, prostaglandin E-1 cream, and bupropion Wellbutrin or Zyban.
One of the most promising is a medication known as “apomorphine,” which may become widely available in the near future.
As for any FDA conspiracy to suppress the use of apomorphine in the treatment of opiate addiction, I would now say only that to my knowledge there have been very few serious experimental tests of its effectiveness for that purpose, and given Dr. Dent's successes with the drug, it seems odd that its potential should remain largely unexplored.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.