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ip·e·cac(ĭp′ĭ-kăk′) also ip·e·cac·u·an·ha (ĭp′ĭ-kăk′yo͞o-ăn′ə)
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.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||ipecac - a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)|
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ip·e·cac, syrup of
n. jarabe de ipecacuana, emético y expectorante.
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ipecacn ipecacuana; syrup of — jarabe m de ipecacuana
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