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vomiting. Also used as a word termination, as in hematemesis.
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1. Synonym(s): vomiting
2. Combining form, used in the suffix position, for vomiting.
[G. fr. emeō, to vomit]
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n. pl. eme·ses (-sēz′)
The act of vomiting.
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Vomiting, puking. See Chemotherapy-induced emesis.
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The ejection of matter from the stomach through the esophagus and mouth.
Synonym(s): emesis (1) , regurgitation (2) .
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The medical term for vomiting.
Mentioned in: Nausea and Vomiting
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1. Synonym(s): vomiting.
2. Combining form, used as a suffix, for vomiting.
[G. fr. emeō, to vomit]
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Patient discussion about emesis

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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References in periodicals archive ?
A supplementary home dose of oral ondansetron given in anticipation of recurrent emesis in paediatric acute gastroenteritis.
Logistic regression analysis of factors that effects anxiety levels B OR 95% CI p Constant -1.917 0.147 0.0001 Emesis (0) 1 Emesis (1) 0.851 2.341 1.022-5361 0.0'8 OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval Note: Backward conditional Logistic Regression analysis (step 5) Dependent variable: Anxiety (No: 0; Yes: 1) Independent variables: Age, Education (University: 0, high: 1, illiterate/primary: 2), Occupation (No: 0, Yes: 1), gravidity (>5:0, 3-4:1, 1-2:2); Emesis (No: 0, Yes: 1) Table 3.
Validity of a modified Pregnancy Unique Quantification of Emesis and Nausea (PUQE) scoring index to assess severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
En el caso numero dos la presentacion fue aguda y esta se da en el 30-35% de los pacientes y se caracteriza principalmente por dolor abdominal, nauseas, emesis, fiebre, sensacion de masa y deposiciones blandas (7).
Our data reveal that auricular acupressure significantly decreases nausea during the PACU stay and within the 24 hours after discharge from PACU; however, the number of episodes of emesis was not significantly different among the intervention, sham, and placebo groups.
Stimulation of these areas leads to the complex motor reflex that causes retching and emesis to eject from the body the possible source of poisoning (Horn 2008).
If she is having frequent emesis, then it is important to rinse the mouth well after each episode.
Antiemetics do not have satisfactory effects in all patients or are underused; in our previous study, one-third of patients with radiotherapy-induced nausea considered their antiemetic pharmacotherapy insufficient and three-quarters of the patients were interested in receiving acupuncture or in receiving more information regarding acupuncture for emesis [3].
An 8-year-old male presented for one week of feculent emesis. In the week prior to his presentation at our institution, he had had multiple visits to his pediatrician and outside emergency departments for similar complaints.
(17-18) Peripherally, aprepitant binds and leads to blockade of the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptors located in the gastrointestinal tract suppressing vagal afferent output to centrally located emesis centers in the brainstem.
To assess the severity of vomiting and identify patients with HEG, the PUQE (Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis and Nausea) scoring system may be used.