American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of vomiting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the act of vomiting; discharge from the stomach by the mouth.
- n. In zoology, a genus of butterflies, of the family Erycinidæ. E. fatima is the typical species, and there are several others, all South American.
- n. medicine The act or process of vomiting or having vomited.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A vomiting.
- n. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- From the Greek ἐμέω "I vomit" (confer ἔμετος "vomit"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek, from emein, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Induction of emesis is recommended in the alert patient if performed within 30 minutes of an ingestion of TCE.”
“GRACE: Doctor, when I was reading the investigative description of the hotel room, I notice that it mentioned emesis, which is basically vomit, to my understanding, in the bathroom sink.”
“And when I have to retch I ask her to hurry get me a barf bag, she asks for an emesis basin.”
“Standard decontamination procedures should be followed in the conscious patient, including emesis with syrup of ipecac or gastric lavage, activated charcoal and a cathartic.”
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“Repetitive oral activated charcoal and control of emesis in severe theophylline toxicity.”
“Both ipecac-induced emesis and emesis from insertion of a lavage tube can increase the risk of aspiration.”
“Since patients may become lethargic or comatose quickly, Syrup of Ipecac-induced emesis carries with it obvious risks.”
“Gastric emptying via emesis or lavage should be performed in patients who have ingested greater than 40-60 mg./kg. of elemental iron or an unknown amount. 1 Activated charcoal is not useful, unless there are co-ingestants, since it does not bind metals such as iron. 1 Iron tablets are radiopaque, therefore, an abdominal radiograph should be performed to determine if there is evidence of iron tablets in the stomach or small bowel.”
“Spontaneous vomiting is common in these patients so induction of emesis may, at times, be a questionable benefit.”
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