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ip·e·cac·u·an·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak'yū-an'ă),
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha (family Rubiaceae), a shrub of Brazil and other parts of South America; contains emetine, cephaeline, emetamine, ipecacuanhic acid, psychotrine, and methylpsychotrine; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.
Synonym(s): ipecac
[native Brazilian word]
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ip·e·cac·uan·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak-wahn'ă)
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ipecacuanha

A drug once widely used to promote vomiting in people known to have taken poisons. Ipecacuanha is no longer recommended. It is no believed to prevent absorption even if given early and it may increase the risk of aspiration of the poison. The drug is, however, on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ip·e·cac·uan·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak-wahn'ă)
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012