noun[mass noun] Medicine
- 1Severe or prolonged vomiting: the clinical practicability is limited by a higher degree of side effects, especially hyperemesisMore example sentences
- Wernicke's encephalopathy is often associated with alcohol abuse, the processes involved being a lack of adequate oral intake, hyperemesis and malabsorption caused by gastrointestinal lesions.
- A nasogastric tube may be inserted if the child is vomiting to prevent aspiration and relieve hyperemesis.
- Short-term effects of IV-CPA pulses include bone marrow suppression and significant hyperemesis.
- 1.1 (in full hyperemesis gravidarum /gravɪˈdɑːrəm/) Persistent severe vomiting leading to weight loss and dehydration, as a condition occurring during pregnancy: hyperemesis gravidarum occurs in approximately 0.5 to 2 per cent of pregnancies[gravidarum from feminine genitive plural of Latin gravidus 'pregnant' (see gravid)]More example sentences
- Throughout my pregnancy I have suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum.
- In hyperemesis gravidarum, hospital treatment is often needed to stop the dehydration by giving fluids through an intravenous drip directly into a vein.
- I was diagnosed as having hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe and constant form of morning sickness.
More definitions of hyperemesisDefinition of hyperemesis in:
- The US English dictionary