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vomit

 [vom´it]
1. matter expelled from the stomach by the mouth.
2. to eject stomach contents through the mouth.
black vomit vomit consisting of blood that has been acted upon by the gastric juice, seen in yellow fever and other conditions in which blood collects in the stomach.
coffee-ground vomit dark granular material ejected from the stomach, produced by mixture of blood with gastric contents; it is a sign of bleeding in the upper alimentary canal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vom·it

(vom'it),
1. To eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
2. Vomitus; the matter so ejected. Synonym(s): vomitus (2)
[L. vomo, pp. vomitus, to vomit]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vomit

(vŏm′ĭt)
v. vom·ited, vom·iting, vom·its
v.intr.
1. To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.
2. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dike burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
v.tr.
1. To eject (contents of the stomach) through the mouth.
2. To eject or discharge in a gush; spew out: The volcano vomited lava and ash.
n.
1. The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
2. Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
3. An emetic.

vom′it·er n.
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vomit

Vomitus Ejected matter from the stomach and upper GI tract which often follows nausea; reddish or coffee-ground colored vomitus may represent serious internal bleeding. See Black vomit.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vom·it

(vom'it)
1. To eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
2. Vomitus; the matter so ejected.
Synonym(s): vomitus.
[L. vomo, pp. vomitus, to vomit]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vom·it

(vom'it)
1. To eject matter from the stomach through the mouth.
2. Vomitus; the matter so ejected.
Synonym(s): vomitus (2) .
[L. vomo, pp. vomitus, to vomit]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about vomit

Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!

A. since how long are you pregnant? it seems that it just started. if you vomit a lot it is imperative that you drink enough water - still water like Vitel, Vichy, L'eau d'Evian that you get in your country and find bottles in glass - not in plastic! Plastic is anorganic and can't be assimilated in our bodies. there is no reason to be scared if you vomit. this means that you don't drink enough water. i know this. believe me and you will see that in the next days you will not vomit anymore. just keep me informed please!

Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be? Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?

A. It could be Vertigo. The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder.
Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e., come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g., rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.

Q. my friend recently told me that she throws up from time to time and it helps her balance her weight I told her I think that’s what bulimic girls do, but she insisted that it wasn’t something she can’t control or that comes after eating bursts (which she doesn’t have). It still seems wrong to me, but I would like to hear other’s opinions.

A. bolimic girls try to avoid eating. then they get so frustrated that they eat like crazy and then feel guilty and threw ups. it's a bad condition that needs to and can be treated.

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