Definitions of emesis
  1. noun
    the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    synonyms: disgorgement, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting
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    regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
    haematemesis, hematemesis
    vomiting blood
    severe and excessive vomiting
    hyperemesis gravidarum
    hyperemesis during pregnancy; if severe it can result in damage to the brain and liver and kidney
    type of:
    ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection
    the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
    inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
    an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
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