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em·e·sis

 (ĕm′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. em·e·ses (-sēz′)
The act of vomiting.

[Greek, from emein, to vomit; see wemə- in Indo-European roots.]
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emesis

(ˈɛmɪsɪs)
n
(Medicine) the technical name for vomiting. See vomit
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit]
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vom•i•tus

(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)

n.
vomited matter.
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]
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emesis

an act of vomiting. — emetic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouthemesis - the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
rumination - regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
haematemesis, hematemesis - vomiting blood
hyperemesis - severe and excessive vomiting
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Translations

emesis

n emesis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Double-blind comparison of the antiemetic effects of nabilone and prochlorperazine on chemotherapy-induced emesis. Cancer Treatment Reports, 64(2-3), 219-224.
In contrast to the large number of studies describing consequences of chemotherapy-induced emesis [8, 10, 11], emesis-related care-consumption and eating capacity during radiotherapy is to our knowledge not previously described.

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