One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or process of vomiting.
- ‘Coffee-ground emesis, usually from hemorrhagic gastritis, occurs in about 25 percent of vomiting patients.’
- ‘Immediately after birth the patient developed bilious emesis.’
- ‘A wide variety of medications are used to treat vertigo and the frequently concurrent nausea and emesis.’
- ‘In surgical settings at high risk for emesis, a prophylactic perioperative antiemetic is useful.’
- ‘On the day of admission, he had developed nausea and vomiting with emesis of clear to blood-tinged fluid.’
- ‘Symptoms include the acute onset of vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, nausea and emesis.’
- ‘She developed bilious emesis and bilious aspirates were subsequently returned from her nasogastric tube.’
- ‘Therefore, in the case of acute overdose, gastric lavage or induced emesis should be utilized to remove unabsorbed lithium.’
- ‘Surveys of oncologists' choices of treatment for emesis caused by chemotherapy came to divergent results.’
- ‘If a migraine develops, the dive should be terminated because of the potential for nausea, emesis and alteration of consciousness.’
Late 19th century: from Greek, from emein ‘to vomit’.
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