Encyclopedia > Emetic

  Article Content

Emetic

An emetic is a substance that, when eaten or drunk, induces vomiting. An example is Ipecac Syrup[?].

It is used medically where something has been ingested that must be expelled from the body immediately, for example certain poisons. Inducing vomiting can remove the substance before it is absorbed into the body.

See also: antiemetic.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Northwest Ordinance

... the United States Northwest Territory, putting the territories west of the Appalachian Mountains, north of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River, under the ...