emetic emetic  /ɪ ˈmɛ tɪk/


  • (n) a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting



  1. The word on our oncology floors is that pot's a pretty good appetite stimulant and anti-emetic.
  2. But the film's carnage is emetic, not exploitative.
  3. The only effective cure for him was injections of tartar emetic, which left him nauseated for eight months.


  • Acacia Pharma Initiates Phase II Study With APD403 in Chemotherapy Induced Nausea & Vomiting (CINV)

    Acacia Pharma, a pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of drugs for supportive care, announces the initiation of a Phase II study of APD403 in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting (CINV). CINV remains a clinically significant problem in cancer patients receiving emetogenic chemotherapy despite the availability of a range of anti-emetic medications. CINV ...
    on October 30, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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