ipecac syrup

noun

Medical Definition of ipecac syrup

: an emetic and expectorant liquid preparation that is widely used to induce vomiting in accidental poisoning, that contains the alkaloids emetine and cephaeline, and that is prepared by extracting the ether-soluble alkaloids from powdered ipecac and mixing them with glycerol and a syrup

called also syrup of ipecac

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“Ipecac syrup.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ipecac%20syrup. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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