antiemetic


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antiemetic

(ˌæntɪɪˈmɛtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) preventing vomiting
n
(Pharmacology) any antiemetic drug, such as promethazine or metoclopramide
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antiemetic - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomitingantiemetic - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
dimenhydrinate, Dramamine - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
Emetrol - trade name for an antiemetic drug that has a mint flavor
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
prochlorperazine - antipsychotic and antiemetic drug used to treat schizophrenia and to combat nausea and vomiting
Phenergan, promethazine - antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness
Translations
antiemetikum

an·ti·e·met·ic

n. antiemético, medicamento usado en la prevención de náusea.

antiemetic

adj & n antiemético
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Post-discharge nausea and vomiting is a significant issue for ambulatory patients and the most effective time to provide antiemetic medications is of importance; however, the correct timing for use of ondansetron has not been clearly established.
Interestingly, no patients in group 1 required antiemetics, whereas 4 patients in group 2, who were given intravenous or intramuscular narcotics, received antiemetic medications.
Department of Justice, Aventis used the difference between the inflated prices that were used to set reimbursement rates and the actual prices charged to customers to market the antiemetic Anzemet.
I armed my wheeled clinic with only 2 small bottles of antidiarrheal tablets (loperamide) and a single container of antiemetic medication (metoclopramide).
Gan and associates surveyed adults after surgery and asked how much they would be willing to pay out of pocket for an effective antiemetic if they needed surgery again.
Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2006 - (JCN) - Translational Research, a subsidiary of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, has developed an intranasal formulation of granisetron, an agent with antiemetic efficacy.
"Given its nonnarcotic and antiemetic properties, metoclopramide should be considered as a primary agent in the treatment of acute migraine in emergency departments," they said.
According to the National Cancer Institute over 500,000 Americans received chemotherapy in 2003, and the majority of these patients received an antiemetic such as ondansetron to prevent nausea and vomiting.
They compared pregnant women who were taking ginger during the first trimester of pregnancy with a group of women who were exposed to nonteratogenic drugs that were not antiemetic medications.
Three children were treated with antibiotics, two with antidiarrheals, and three with antiemetic injections.
'The divestitures are being undertaken to secure regulatory approval for SB's merger with Glaxo Wellcome, which markets the antiemetic Zofran and the antivirals Zovirax and Valtrex,' it said in a statement.
Unimed currently markets Marinol(R) (dronabinol) as an appetite stimulant for people living with HIV disease and as an antiemetic for people with cancer, Anadrol(R)-50 (oxymetholone) for the treatment of various anemias, and Maxaquin(R) (lomefloxacin HCl), a broad spectrum quinolone antibiotic, for both complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.