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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
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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.
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Flores discourages parents from buying ipecac syrup, a remedy that induces vomiting.
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Efficacy of emetic and united state pharmacopoeia Ipecac Syrup in prevention of drug absortion.
Ti ll the end, the ill goodie-goodie is eager to please others; home from rehab, she cheerfully reports she's "better than ever," then hits her stash of teeny Ipecac bottles and pukes to death.
The study reports, "In several cases, caregivers who had previously administered syrup of ipecac at home stated that they preferred activated charcoal because of the lack of persistent vomiting and associated mess.
Ipecac syrup is the first line of treatment for most toxic ingestions.
The basic treatment options--syrup of ipecac, gastric lavage, activated charcoal, cathartics, and whole bowel lavage--each have their place.