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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

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.

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]
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Increased incidence of PONV in ambulatory gynaecological surgeries has led to the use of prophylactic anti-emetic drug before induction.
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(3) In addition to these benefits, several studies of the use of regional anesthesia in various lower extremity procedures found that regional anesthesia improves postoperative recovery by decreasing postoperative nausea and vomiting, administration of anti-emetic medications, (4) postoperative narcotic administration, (1,3,5,6) overnight hospitalizations secondary to pain, (7) and length of post-anesthesia care unit stay.
One of the major advances in the management of nausea associated with chemotherapy is the improvement in anti-emetic medication.
The difference in frequency of postoperative nausea, vomiting and need for rescue anti-emetics between the two groups was analyzed by Chi-Square test.
Staff should be informed of these side effects before taking the medication, and symptom control is often possible through the use of medications such as anti-emetics.
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Symptoms can also be managed by positioning the patient comfortably, administering IV opioids, anti-emetics, broad-spectrum antibiotics and antifungal agents and oxygen.
If it doesn't improve, your GP may prescribe a short course of anti-emetics.