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[L. vomitare, to vomit]
1. Material that is ejected from the stomach through the mouth. 2. To eject stomach contents through the mouth. SYN: SEE: vomitus SEE: melena; SEE: nausea
PHYSIOLOGY The act is usually a reflex involving the coordinated activity of both voluntary and involuntary muscles. A certain position is assumed, the glottis is closed, the diaphragm and abdominal muscles contract, and the cardiac sphincter of the stomach relaxes while antiperistaltic waves course over the duodenum, stomach, and esophagus.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Vomit." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit.
Vomit. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Vomit. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit
Vomit [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit.
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