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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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(Medicine) the technical name for vomiting. See vomit
[C19: via New Latin from Greek, from emein to vomit]
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(ˈvɒm ɪ təs)

vomited matter.
[1880–85; < Latin, =vomi-, variant s. of vomere to vomit + -tus suffix of v. action]
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an act of vomiting. — emetic, adj.
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-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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n emesis f
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Signs of Panayiotopoulos syndrome include emesis, cyanosis, pallor, changes in intestinal motility, gaze deviation, hypotonia, confusion, and unresponsiveness.
In both of the analysis, depression and anxiety were considered as dependent variables and age, occupation status, education level, gravidity and emesis were considered as independent variables.
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is associated with general anaesthesia with a very high incidence of 80% especially in high-risk groups.1 The stimulation of the 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3) receptors in the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system is said to be one leading factor in the genesis of emesis.2 That is why the drugs that act as antagonists to these receptors help in treating emesis.
En contraparte la xilacina, es considerada un inductor moderado de la emesis en caninos por estimulo de los receptores alfa-dos adrenergicos en la ZGQ (17).
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We'd applaud Robert Steinbuch even if all that his commentary in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette did was cause us to look up the word "emesis" (vomiting).
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