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antiemetic

 [an″te-e-met´ik]
1. useful in the treatment of vomiting.
2. an agent that relieves vomiting.

an·ti·e·met·ic

(an'tē-ĕ-met'ik),
1. Preventing or arresting vomiting.
2. A remedy that tends to control nausea and vomiting.
[anti- + G. emetikos, emetic]

antiemetic

/an·ti·emet·ic/ (-ĕ-met´ik) preventing or alleviating nausea and vomiting; also, an agent that so acts.

antiemetic

[-imet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, anti + emesis, vomiting
1 pertaining to a substance or procedure that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting.
2 an antiemetic drug or agent. ChlorproMAZINE and other phenothiazines are sometimes effective antiemetic agents. In kinesia, scopolamine and antihistamines provide relief. SHT3-receptor antagonists such as dolasetron and the corticosteroid dexamethasone may relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea. Cannabis derivatives such as dronabinol may also alleviate nausea induced by certain antineoplastic drugs in cancer patients.

antiemetic

adjective Countering emesis, vomiting noun An agent–eg, odansetron, granisetron, which prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapeutics–eg, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, dacarbazine, etc

an·ti·e·met·ic

(an'tē-ĕ-met'ik)
1. Preventing or arresting vomiting.
2. A remedy that tends to control nausea and vomiting.
[anti- + G. emetikos, emetic]

Antiemetic

A preparation or medication that relieves nausea and vomiting. Coke syrup, ginger, and motion sickness medications are examples of antiemetics.

antiemetic (anˈ·tē·e·meˑ·tik),

n a substance that can prevent or lessen the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

an·ti·e·met·ic

(an'tē-ĕ-met'ik)
1. Preventing or arresting vomiting.
2. A remedy that tends to control nausea and vomiting.
[anti- + G. emetikos, emetic]

antiemetic (an´tēəmet´ik, an´tī-əmet´ik),

n drug used to prevent, stop, or relieve nausea and emesis (vomiting).

antiemetic

1. useful in the treatment of vomiting.
2. an agent that relieves vomiting.
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