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  • n. Severe and excessive vomiting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, excessive vomiting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. severe and excessive vomiting


From hyper- + emesis (Wiktionary)


  • Women who are pregnant with girls may indeed experience more nausea, for example: several large investigations have found that women afflicted with severe morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum, in the first trimester are more likely to be carrying a female fetus.


  • My sister was suffering from a severely debilitating disease called hyperemesis in the last months of her pregnancy, where she was nauseous and vomiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2007

  • MacGibbon, now a 43-year-old mother of two in Portland, Ore., still suffers pain and fatigue from that severe pregnancy sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, or HG.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Around 2% of women suffer excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy - known as hyperemesis - Articles related to Mum knows best? Pregnant women more likely to follow their mothers' wisdom than medical advice

  • (PhysOrg. com) -- Researchers in Norway have discovered a form of severe morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum may be passed on from mothers to their daughters. - latest science and technology news stories

  • When prolonged or severe, this is known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which can, in individual cases, be life threatening.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • The Daily Mirror has reported that a 34-year-old UK woman has made an agonizing, and to many, an unthinkable decision of aborting her baby nine weeks into her pregnancy due to severe morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum.


  • Cheryl Harrison, 44, suffered from an extreme form of morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which put a massive strain on her heart and caused her to vomit up to

    National Nine News

  • According to the study of 2.3 million births, mothers who suffer excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy - known as hyperemesis gravidarum - are at a threefold higher rate of having the condition if their mums had it too, reports The BBC.

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  • Although none of us developed this condition, known as hyperemesis gravidarum, Linda did have severe nausea which was complicated by a chronic health condition, Addison’s disease.

    Mothering Twins


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