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Word: emetic

Definition: substance causing vomiting; ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'emetic'

After taking an emetic he threw up a fragment of the mushroom, with two worms, and mucus, tinged with blood.
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Interest also developed in the potential for MNTX to act at the chemoreceptor trigger zone and block the emetic effect of opioids.
Rather, there are heavy urinary losses of K+ in the setting of post-emetic bicarbonaturia that force urinary potassium excretion (see Alkalosis below).
Villefort sprang into the passage, exclaiming,``The emetic!
``Send for some oil of turpentine and tartar emetic.''
``That emetic, Villefort see if it is coming.''

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