ipecac


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ip·e·cac

 (ĭp′ĭ-kăk′) also ip·e·cac·u·an·ha (ĭp′ĭ-kăk′yo͞o-ăn′ə)
n.
1.
a. A low-growing tropical American shrub (Psychotria ipecacuanha syn. Cephaelis ipecacuanha) having roots and rhizomes that yield emetine.
b. The dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub.
2. A medicinal preparation made from the dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to induce vomiting, particularly in cases of poisoning and drug overdose.

[Short for Portuguese ipecacuanha, from Tupí ipekaaguéne : ipeh, low + kaâ, leaves + guéne, vomit.]

ip•e•cac

(ˈɪp ɪˌkæk)

n.
1. a tropical South American shrubby plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, of the madder family.
2. the dried root of this plant, used as an emetic.
Also called ip•e•cac•u•an•ha (ˌɪp ɪˌkæk yuˈæn ə)
[1780–90, Amer.; short for ipecacuanha < Portuguese < Tupi ipekaaguéne=ipeh low + kaâ leaves + guéne vomit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ipecac - a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)
emetic, nauseant, vomitive, vomit - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
Translations

ip·e·cac

, syrup of
n. jarabe de ipecacuana, emético y expectorante.

ipecac

n ipecacuana; syrup of — jarabe m de ipecacuana
References in classic literature ?
Just wait till I get the ipecac bottle--you mayn't have any at your house.
I'm going to give her a dose of ipecac first of all.
Minnie May did not take kindly to the ipecac but Anne had not brought up three pairs of twins for nothing.
I gave her every drop of ipecac in that bottle and when the last dose went down I said to myself--not to Diana or Young Mary Joe, because I didn't want to worry them any more than they were worried, but I had to say it to myself just to relieve my feelings--`This is the last lingering hope and I fear, tis a vain one.
Frison 1922 Rosaceae Gillenia American Robertson stipulata ipecac, Indian 1896; Frison Baill.
Remedies: Abelmoschus, Acetic Acid, Aethusa, Ailanthus, Anantherum, Argemon, Asclepias, Tuberosa, Baptisia, Benzoic Acid, Bryonia, Carbo Vegetabilis, Carnegia gigantean, Chamomilla, Doryphora, Euphrasia, Gallic Acid, Gambogia, Helleborus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lycopus, Mancinella, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Paris, Petroleum, Polystyrene, Podophyllum, Pyrogenium, Rheum, Rhus Tox, Sacchrum Album, Sulphuricum Acidum, Thyroidinum, Veratrum Veride, Viscum.
The as-of-yet untitled album is due this may via the band's newly formed imprint, reclamation recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac recordings.
On the other hand, he should have an equal, perhaps slightly larger force of readers--taking into account those who don't actually read what they're detracting--who see his writing as little more than a verbal ipecac.
That can be especially harmful, because ipecac can cause myocardial damage that is irreversible.
I must admit, the first slurp of chow-hall coffee could easily be confused with burnt leaves or ipecac syrup.
Similarly, ipecac syrup, which is used to induce vomiting, is safe in pregnancy.
Position statements: ipecac syrup, gastric lavage, single dose activated charcoal, cathartics.