Emetic vs Ipecacuanha - What's the difference?

emetic | ipecacuanha |


As nouns the difference between emetic and ipecacuanha

is that emetic is an agent that induces vomiting while ipecacuanha is a flowering plant, psychotria ipecacuanha , the root of which has medicinal uses.

As an adjective emetic

is (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting.

emetic

English

Alternative forms

* emetick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (medicine) causing nausea and vomiting
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • an agent that induces vomiting
  • Synonyms

    * (an agent that induces vomiting) vomitive, vomitory

    ipecacuanha

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A flowering plant, Psychotria ipecacuanha , the root of which has medicinal uses.
  • The powdered root of this plant, used as an emetic; ipecac.