ipecac definition

  • noun:
    • A low-growing exotic American shrub (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) having origins and rhizomes that yield emetine.
    • The dried origins and rhizomes for this shrub.
    • A medicinal preparation made from the dried origins and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to cause vomiting, especially in situations of poisoning and drug overdose.
    • The plant ipecacuanha (Psychotria ipecacuanha) or its root.
    • Syrup of ipecac, made out of this plant's root, familiar with cause emesis (vomiting).
    • An abbreviation of ipecacuanha, and in more frequent usage.
    • just like ipecacuanha.
    • The spreading dogbane, Apocynum andros√¶mifolium.
    • a medicinal medicine familiar with stimulate vomiting (especially in instances of medicine overdose or poisoning)

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