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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
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.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Vomit." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit.
Vomit. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit. Accessed June 9, 2023.
Vomit. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit
Vomit [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 09]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731619/all/vomit.
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