induced vomiting


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induced vomiting

Etymology: L, inducere, to lead in; vomere, to vomit
vomiting produced by administration of ipecac syrup, soapy water, or handwashing liquid detergent or by insertion of a finger or blunt instrument into the throat. Vomiting may be medically indicated in cases of ingestion of noncaustic poisons but may also be self-induced by patients afflicted with bulimia.

induced vomiting

The production of vomiting by administering certain types of emetics, e.g., syrup of ipecac or amorphine, or by physical stimulation of the posterior pharynx.

CAUTION!

Vomiting should never be induced after patients ingest caustic chemicals or in patients who cannot protect their airways.
See also: vomiting
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