Definitions

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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

Etymologies

From hyper- + emesis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Origins

  • 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

    WN.com - 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.

    PhysOrg.com - 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.

    Emaxhealth

  • 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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