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An alkaloid obtained from Morphia, but containing one equivalent less of water-C17 H17 NO2 (Morphine is C17 H19 NO3). Solution.

Clinical.-Alcoholism. Opium habit. Pregnancy, vomiting of. Sea-sickness. Vomiting, cerebral; reflex.

Characteristics.-Apomorphine contains the emetic properties of Opium. It causes very rapid vomiting, most rapid when injected subcutaneously. Vomiting without previous nausea. Drowsiness. Faintness. The peculiarity of the vomiting is its suddenness, completeness, and the absence of pain or continued nausea. It has been used with success in cases of sympathetic vomiting, and from pressure of a tumour on the brain. Halbert has given Apomorph. 3x with success in a desperate case of combined alcoholism and opism. The symptoms were constant nausea; constipation; insomnia; delirious headache; extreme emaciation; pronounced hysteria.

Relations.-Compare: Opium, Ipec., Ant. t., Cer. ox.