Medical Dictionary

ipecac syrup


Medical Definition of ipecac syrup

  1. :  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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