Definition of anti-emetic in English:

anti-emetic

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Pronunciation: /antɪɪˈmɛtɪk
 
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adjective

  • (Chiefly of a drug) preventing vomiting.
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    • Progress has been made in the development of new anti-emetic drugs (emesis = vomiting), particularly the serotonin antagonists which are potent inhibitors of chemotherapy-induced vomiting.
    • Meta-analysis has documented the value of psycho educational information in reducing hospital length of stay; medical complications; use of pain, anxiety, and anti-emetic medications; and productive time lost after discharge.
    • She had been given anti-emetic medication before getting up, so the nurse gave her a cool cloth and sat holding her steady in a sitting, head-down position.

noun

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  • An anti-emetic drug.
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    • Many anti-emetics are also sedatives, so it's advisable not to drive or use machinery after taking them.
    • The doctors and nurses will provide you with a prescription for medicines to help control the nausea and vomiting called anti-emetics.
    • A potential complication, dystonic reactions-oculogyric crisis, must be considered when prescribing anti-emetics.

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