1. Preventing or arresting vomiting. 2. A remedy that tends to control nausea and vomiting. [anti- + G. emetikos, emetic]

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an·ti·emet·ic .ant-ē-ə-'met-ik, .an-.tī- adj used or tending to prevent or check vomiting <\antiemetic drugs>
antiemetic n an antiemetic agent

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a drug that prevents vomiting. Various drugs have this effect, including some antihistamine (e.g. cyclizine, promethazine) and anticholinergic drugs. They are used for such conditions as motion sickness and vertigo; drugs used to counteract nausea and vomiting caused by other drugs include domperidone, metoclopramide, and ondansetron.

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an·ti·emet·ic (an″te-ə-metґik) 1. preventing or alleviating nausea and vomiting. 2. an agent that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting; see also antinauseant.

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