syrup of ipecac(redirected from Ipecac oil)
syrup of ipecac
an emetic preparation of ipecac fluid extract, glycerin, and syrup used to treat certain types of poisonings and drug overdoses. It is no longer routinely used. See also ipecac.
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha (family Rubiaceae), a shrub found in Brazil and other parts of South America; contains emetine, cephaeline, emetamine, ipecacuanhic acid, psychotrine, and methylpsychotrine; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.