The cardiac sphincter, at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, doesn't open for things to work in reverse, and two--the stomach is almost entirely within the ribcage, making the requisite muscular effort which accompanies vomiting in other species almost impossible. (Think about the last time you blew lunch--most of the effort was from your a
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The spasmodic ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth.
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The act of repeated regurgitation of stomach contents. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(vom´it-ing) forcible ejection of contents of stomach through the mouth. Called also emesis and regurgitation.
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• (n.) The spasmodic ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vomit
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the forcible ejection of stomach contents from the mouth. Like nausea, vomiting may have a wide range of causes, including motion sickness, the use ... [6 related articles]
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Forceful release of stomach contents through the mouth that is often accompanied by nausea. Nausea and vomiting usually begin around the 6th week of pregnancy and ends around the second trimester. Because vomiting can lead to dehydration, it is important to consume adequate amounts of water. For the majority of women, nausea and vomiting will no...
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vomiting, ejection of food and other matter from the stomach through the mouth, often preceded by nausea. The process is initiated by stimulation of the vomiting center of the brain by nerve impulses from the gastrointestinal tract or other part of the body. The vomiting center then sends out nerve ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vom′it-ing Definitions: 1. The ejection of matter from the stomach in retrograde fashion through the esophagus and mouth. Synonyms: emesis1, vomition, vomitus1
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The forceful ejection of contents of the stomach and upper small intestine through the mouth.
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Vomiting (known medically with the Greek term emesis and informally as throwing up and numerous other terms) is the involuntary, forceful expulsion of the contents of one`s stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose. Vomiting can be caused by a wide variety of conditions; it may present as a specific response to ailments like gastritis or p.
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