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emetic (əmĕt´Ĭk), substance that produces vomiting. Direct, or gastric, emetics, which act directly on the stomach, include syrup of ipecac, sulfate of zinc or copper, alum, ammonium carbonate, mustard in water, or copious quantities of warm saltwater. Indirect, or systemic, emetics, such as apomorphine, induce vomiting by acting indirectly through the blood on the brain center that controls vomiting. Emetics are not used to treat poisoning by strong acids or alkalis, petroleum distillates such as kerosene, or substances causing convulsions.

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e·met·ic / iˈmetik/ • adj. (of a substance) causing vomiting. ∎ inf. nauseating or revolting: that emetic music in department stores. • n. a medicine or other substance that causes vomiting.

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emetic

emetic XVII. — Gr. emetikós, f. émetos vomiting, f. emeîn VOMIT; see -IC.

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emetic

emetic (i-met-ik) n. an agent that causes vomiting, such as ipecacuanha or common salt.

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emetic

emetic Substance that causes vomiting.

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