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emetic

Saltos de línea: emet¦ic
Pronunciación: /ɪˈmɛtɪk
 
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Definición de emetic en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of a substance) causing vomiting.
Example sentences
  • This is followed by up to two quarts of warm salted water or strong licorice tea which in such high dosage is emetic.
  • Early tolerance develops not only to the pleasurable euphoriant effects of heroin, but also to the analgesic, sedative, emetic, and respiratory depressant effects.
  • Benzodiazepines and opioids - current standards of treatment for postoperative pain - have well-known sedative and emetic side effects.

sustantivo

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A medicine or other substance which causes vomiting.
Example sentences
  • Napoleon had been treated for a long time with tartar emetics, and the day he died he had been given a huge dose of calomer as a purgative.
  • Doctors resorted to medications that purged the poison from the body - mercury laxatives, calomel, and emetics such as ipecacuanha.
  • Wounds were cleaned, broken bones were set, and medicinal emetics were administered.

Origen

mid 17th century: from Greek emetikos, from emein 'to vomit'.

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