vomiting(redirected from upchucking)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
vomitingThe act of ejecting vomitus. See Projectile vomiting.
vomitingInvoluntary upward expulsion of the stomach contents. Vomiting is prompted by the presence of vomit-stimulating substances in the blood and effected by sudden, forceful downward movement of the DIAPHRAGM and inward movement of the abdominal wall. The stomach wall muscle plays no part.
Patient discussion about vomiting
Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!
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?
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.