Definitions for ipecacˈɪp ɪˌkæk; ˌɪp ɪˌkæk yuˈæn ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ip•e•cacˈɪp ɪˌkæk; ˌɪp ɪˌkæk yuˈæn ə(n.)

  1. a tropical South American shrubby plant, Cephaelis ipecacuanha, of the madder family.

    Category: Plants

  2. the dried root of this plant, used as an emetic.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of ipecac:

1780–90, Amer.; short for ipecacuanha < Pg < Tupi ipekaaguéne=ipeh low +kaâ leaves +guéne vomit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ipecac(noun)

    a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)

Wiktionary

  1. ipecac(Noun)

    ipecacuanha

  2. ipecac(Noun)

    An obsolete medicine (syrup of ipecac) used to induce emesis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ipecac(noun)

    an abbreviation of Ipecacuanha, and in more frequent use

Freebase

  1. Ipecac

    Ipecac is the eighth album by Zoogz Rift, released in 1984 through Snout.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ipecac

    A syrup made from the dried rhizomes of two different species, CEPHAELIS ipecacuanha and C. acuminata. They contain EMETINE, cephaeline, psychotrine and other ISOQUINOLINES. Ipecac syrup is used widely as an emetic acting both locally on the gastric mucosa and centrally on the chemoreceptor trigger zone.

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