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emetics

Definition:
Agents that cause vomiting. They may act directly on the gastrointestinal tract, bringing about emesis through local irritant effects, or indirectly, through their effects on the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the postremal area near the medulla.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • emetic agents
  • emetic drugs
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/36862
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2020-07-29