from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of vomiting.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In zoology, a genus of butterflies, of the family Erycinidæ. E. fatima is the typical species, and there are several others, all South American.
- noun In pathology, the act of vomiting; discharge from the stomach by the mouth.
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- noun (Med.) A vomiting.
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- noun medicine The act or process of
vomitingor having vomited.
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- noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
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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.
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.
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Spontaneous vomiting is common in these patients so induction of emesis may, at times, be a questionable benefit.
Since patients may become lethargic or comatose quickly, Syrup of Ipecac-induced emesis carries with it obvious risks.
Standard decontamination procedures should be followed in the conscious patient, including emesis with syrup of ipecac or gastric lavage, activated charcoal and a cathartic.
Repetitive oral activated charcoal and control of emesis in severe theophylline toxicity.
And when I have to retch I ask her to hurry get me a barf bag, she asks for an emesis basin.
Both ipecac-induced emesis and emesis from insertion of a lavage tube can increase the risk of aspiration.