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  • n. Plural form of emetic.


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  • I tried the medicines most generally recommended, such as emetics, blisters, lac ammoniacum, oxymel of squills, &c. but finding little or no relief, I consulted Dr. Withering, who advised me to try the following prescription.

    An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses With Practical Remarks on Dropsy and Other Diseases

  • Patients with such complications may be treated with anti-emetics or H-2 antagonists.


  • Some of the seventy-six government-approved denaturants were unpleasant but fairly mild, like soap, menthol crystals, or various emetics; others, including formaldehyde, sulphuric acid, and iodine, were out-and-out poisonous.


  • Then they made him clean the cell and left him for some days before feeding him emetics and purgatives so that he had to go through the whole process again.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Well, well, well ... the emetics never stop coming.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Cicero, in Pro Rege Deiotaro, records that Julius Caesar "expressed a desire to vomit after dinner" vomere post cenam te velle dixisses, and says that the dictator took emetics for this purpose.

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  • In Benito Mussolini's era, one intimidation tactic was to force citizens to drink emetics and other liquids.

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  • But if there be no fever, we must give emetics, as has been said, and administer the other remedies which are applicable when the fever is not of a continual type; but if continual fever be present, we must not give strong medicines, but enjoin abstinence from solid food and soups, and give water for drink, and not allow wine but oxyglyky (a composition from vinegar and honey?).

    On Fractures

  • Speaking of emetics, today while Dick Cheney fiddled as his office burned, and President Bush underwent his third colon irrigation this month, Hillary Clinton, the defacto leader of the Democratic Party voted to give George Bush another 70 thousand million dollars for the Iraq War, no strings attached.

    Watch Hillary Clinton Vehemently Vow to Raise Taxes and Vote for War

  • And it will be better also that he should get some gentle emetics.

    On The Articulations


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