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vomitus

 [vom´ĭ-tus]
2. matter vomited.

vom·it·ing

(vom'it-ing),
The ejection of matter from the stomach in retrograde fashion through the esophagus and mouth.
Synonym(s): emesis (1) , vomition, vomitus (1)

vomitus

(vŏm′ĭ-təs)
n.
Vomited matter.

vomitus

noun
(1) Vomited material.
(2) The act of vomiting.

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]

vomitus

Material vomited.

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]

vom·it·ing

(vom'it-ing)
Ejection of matter from stomach in retrograde fashion through the esophagus and mouth.
Synonym(s): emesis (1) , vomitus (1) .
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We found nausea and vomitus to be present in a clinically relevant percentage of patients, 15% and 6% in oxytocin and carbetocin, respectively.
In some cases, vomiting purges the body of toxins, but in other cases vomitus contains only food.
However, this method might not be possible due to trauma, bleeding, vomitus, secretions or oedema and is not without potential hazards.
The most probable sources of infectious virus responsible for person-to-person transmission are blood, urine, vomitus, and diarrheal fluids, but the virus has been detected in most body fluids.
The personnel responsible for the splash pads should be trained to conduct inspections and how to handle contamination by bodily fluids, especially blood, excrement, and vomitus. Preventive medicine personnel should assess environmental and public health planning considerations, including but not limited to capacity (number of children allowed per square foot), daily water use, chemical requirements, seating, shade, drinking fountains, restroom and diaper changing access, foot and body showers, signage, trash receptacles, and safety and security concerns.
It would be quite remarkable for body fluids like vomitus or saliva to be infectious while on the patient, or after landing on a surface--where they may remain infectious for days--but not while aerosolized between the patient and their landing place.
The Ebola virus, however, is also spread through contact with bodily fluids, such as diarrhea and vomitus, which are consistent symptoms of EBV.
Ebola virus spreads only by close contact with the body fluids like saliva, vomitus, blood or urine of a patient.
Large numbers developed vomiting and bloody and watery diarrhoea (vomitus and bloody faeces were found on the floor in many of the aid stations), associated with extreme weakness.
(4) Since a focus of the assessment is to determine if the nausea and vomiting are due to the pregnancy or some other cause, the patient should be questioned about the onset, timing, severity, aggravating and alleviating factors, and appearance of the vomitus, as this can help to rule out causes other than pregnancy.
Also, inducing vomiting is not without risk of potential complications, such as aspiration of vomitus, which could lead to the development of pneumonia.
The obstruction may be caused by unconsciousness and loss of motor tone with the tongue blocking the airway; facial fractures; blood, vomitus, or other foreign material in the airway; increased pressure on the airway structures as from a neck hematoma; or airway wall edema from burns or smoke inhalation.