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- (pathology) The act or process of vomiting.
- Syrup of ipecac almost always forces an emesis.
- 1837 May 1, “Living Caterpillars in the Human Intestines”, in Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, volume I, number 12, page 747:
- A female, aged 57 years, was left affected with abdominal dropsy after an attack of fever. On the 3d of March, 1836, she took 6 drops of croton oil, and in the substances rejected by emeses, four living caterpillars were perceived at first, and subsequently ten others.
- 1996 October 5, Williamson Z. Bradford et al., “The changing epidemiology of acquired drug-resistant tuberculosis in San Francisco, USA”, in The Lancet, volume 348, number 9032, PMID 8843813, page 929:
- 2010, Candace Calvert, chapter 1, in Disaster Status, Carol Stream: Tyndale House Publishers, page 7:
- Several nurses stood outside the doors holding clipboards and dispensing yellow plastic emesis basins to a restless line of a least[sic] a dozen patients in long sleeves, heavy trousers, and work boots.
act of vomiting
emesis f (plural emesis)