ipecac syrup


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ip·e·cac syr·up

a sweetened liquid medicinal preparation containing powdered ipecac extract, which contains the alkaloids emetine and cephaline; used as an emetic in some cases of poisoning and (at lower doses) as an expectorant.

ipecac syrup (i·pi·kakˑ sirˑ·p),

n over-the-counter remedy made from the root of the
Cephaelis ipecacuanha plant to induce vomiting.

ip·e·cac sy·rup

(ipĕ-kak sirŭp)
Sweetened liquid medicinal preparation containing powdered ipecac extract, which itself contains the alkaloids emetine and cephaline; used as an emetic in some cases of poisoning and (at lower doses) as an expectorant.
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