ipecac

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ip·e·cac

noun \ˈi-pi-ˌkak\

Definition of IPECAC

1
:  the dried rhizome and roots of either of two tropical American plants (Cephaelis acuminata and C. ipecacuanha) of the madder family used especially as a source of emetine; also :  either of these plants
2
:  an emetic and expectorant drug that contains emetine and is prepared from ipecac especially as a syrup for use in treating accidental poisoning

Variants of IPECAC

ip·e·cac also ipe·ca·cu·a·nha \ˌi-pi-ˌka-kyə-ˈwä-nə, -nyə\

Origin of IPECAC

Portuguese ipecacuanha, from Tupi  i̵pekakwánʸa, from  i̵péka duck + akwánʸa penis
First Known Use: 1682

ip·e·cac

noun \ˈip-i-ˌkak\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IPECAC

1
: the dried rhizome and roots of either of two tropical American plants (Cephaelis acuminata and C. ipecacuanha) of the madder family used especially as a source of emetine and cephaeline; also : either of these plants
2
: an emetic and expectorant preparation of ipecac; especially : ipecac syrup

Variants of IPECAC

ip·e·cac also ipe·ca·cu·a·nha \ˌip-i-ˌkak-ü-ˈan-ə\

ipecac

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Dried rhizome and roots of either of two tropical New World plants (Cephaelis acuminata and C. ipecacuanha) of the madder family. It has been used since ancient times especially as a source of a drug to treat poisoning by inducing nausea and vomiting. The name also refers to the drug itself.

Variants of IPECAC

ipecac or ipecacuanha

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