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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Nausea and vomiting
Sneezing ejects the intruders from the nose, coughing from the lungs and throat, diarrhea from the intestines, and vomiting from the stomach.
Vomiting is a forceful action accomplished by a fierce, downward contraction of the diaphragm.
Vomiting is a complex, coordinated reflex orchestrated by the vomiting center of the brain.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003117.htm   (1083 words)

  Discovery Health :: Diseases & Conditions :: vomiting
Vomiting is when the stomach contents are ejected through the mouth.
For instance, ear infections are a common cause of vomiting in infants.
Sometimes, the cause of vomiting is obvious to the healthcare professional from the history and physical exam.
health.discovery.com /encyclopedias/illnesses.html?article=3094   (549 words)

  Vomiting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vomiting is coordinated in the vomiting center in the lateral medullary reticular formation in the medulla.
The neurotransmitters that regulate vomiting are poorly understood, but inhibitors of dopamine, histamine and serotonin are all used to suppress vomiting, suggesting that these play a role in the initiation or maintenance of a vomiting cycle.
Fecal vomiting is often a consequence of intestinal obstruction, and is treated as a warning sign of this potentially serious problem ("signum mali ominis"); such vomiting is sometimes called "miserere".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vomiting   (1811 words)

 Vomiting: Pet Health Topics from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Vomiting is the ejection of contents of the stomach and upper intestine; regurgitation is the ejection of contents of the esophagus.
When you present your pet to the veterinarian because he or she is vomiting, the veterinarian will ask questions in attempt to differentiate between vomiting and regurgitation and to try to determine if your pet is vomiting due to gastric or non gastric disease.
Vomiting of food when the stomach should be empty suggests an obstruction of the stomach or abnormal motion of the stomach muscles that normally grind food and push the ground food out of the stomach.
www.vetmed.wsu.edu /ClientED/vomiting.asp   (1769 words)

 Vomiting in Cats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Vomiting (emesis) is the act of expelling contents from the stomach through the mouth.
Vomiting is a symptom that can be caused by disorders of the gastrointestinal system (stomach and/or intestines) or it can be secondary to a disease from a different system (such as from cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, or infectious diseases).
Vomiting can be defined as acute (sudden onset) or chronic (longer duration of one to two weeks).
www.petplace.com /cats/vomiting-in-cats/page1.aspx   (1185 words)

Most of the time, vomiting in children is caused by gastroenteritis, usually due to a virus infecting the gastrointestinal tract.
If your infant is exclusively breastfeeding and vomits (not just spits up, but vomits what seems like the entire feed) more than once, then breastfeed for a total of 5 to 10 minutes every 2 hours.
vomiting is accompanied by fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38 degrees Celsius, rectally in an infant under 6 months of age or more than 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38.3 to 38.9 degrees Celsius, in an older child)
kidshealth.org /parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/vomit.html   (1267 words)

 Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but rather are symptoms of many different conditions, such as infection ("stomach flu"), food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or brain injury, appendicitis, and migraines.
For adults, vomiting is commonly a result of a viral infection and food poisoning, and occasionally a result of motion sickness and illnesses in which the person has a high fever.
For children, it is common for vomiting to occur because of a viral infection, food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, coughing, and illnesses in which the child has a high fever.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1800/1810.asp?index=8106   (1290 words)

 Vomiting in the Canine
Vomiting is defined as the forceful ejection of gastric and occasionally, proximal small intestine content through the mouth.
Vomiting occurs under the control of a series of complex activities originating in the vomit center of the brain and a chemical receptor in the heart.
Dietary problems are a common cause of vomiting whether they are primary (over eating, gorging, too rich, too fatty food) or secondary to some other cause of vomiting (such as a gastric infection).
www.isabellevets.co.uk /health_advice/dog/info/vomitingdog.htm   (824 words)

 Vomiting in Children - Keep Kids Healthy Symptom Guide
Vomiting is usually caused by a stomach virus, especially if it is also associated with diarrhea.
Acute gastroenteritis is a very common problem in infants and children and is usually caused by a stomach virus, such as the rotavirus.
Your child's vomit may be bilious (dark green or yellow) and he will probably not be having bowel movements or passing gas.
www.keepkidshealthy.com /symptoms/vomiting.html   (559 words)

 The Vomiting Ferret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Vomiting* can range from the occasional "nuisance" to the regular vomiting on an empty or full stomach, and may or may not be accompanied by diarrhea.
The main causes of vomiting (without diarrhea) are foreign bodies (the most common cause of vomiting), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Helicobacter, and liver disease (the least common cause of vomiting).
Vomiting means that the food has entered the stomach whereas in regurgitation, the material does not enter the stomach first.
www.miamiferret.org /fhc/vomiting.htm   (920 words)

 Vomiting - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vomiting is most often caused by a virus of the stomach or eating a food that disagrees with the stomach.
This is not vomiting and it does not means the child has a virus.
Most vomiting will stop in eight to 12 hours when the right care is given.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/wellness_index.jsp?id=-8879   (329 words)

 Nausea and vomiting
Vomiting is the forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach, duodenum, or jejunum through the oral cavity.
Anticipatory nausea and vomiting (ANV): ANV is nausea and/or vomiting that occur prior to the beginning of a new cycle of chemotherapy, in response to conditioned stimuli such as the smells, sights, and sounds of the treatment room.
Vomiting results from the stimulation of a complex reflex that is coordinated by a putative true vomiting center, which may be located in the dorsolateral reticular formation near the medullary respiratory centers.
cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk /cancernet/304466.html   (9736 words)

 Vomiting Information on Healthline
Vomiting is a forceful expulsion, and is different from regurgitation—the effortless return of stomach contents to the mouth.
Vomiting that lasts only one or two days is usually caused by infection, a reaction to medication, a toxin, uremia (accumulation of protein breakdown products in the bloodstream), and diabetic ketoacidosis (accumulation of toxins resulting from uncontrolled diabetes).
Vomiting may be preceded by retching, in which the muscles contract as for vomiting but without the discharge of stomach contents.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/vomiting   (878 words)

 Vomiting, Age 3 and Younger -- Topic Overview
Vomiting occurs when a child's stomach contents are forced up the esophagus and out of the mouth.
Most vomiting in children age 3 and younger is caused by a viral stomach flu.
Vomiting can also be caused by an infection in another part of the body, such as strep throat, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections.
www.webmd.com /hw/parenting_news/hw89810.asp   (345 words)

 Vomiting, Age 3 and Younger-Topic Overview
Vomiting occurs when a child's stomach contents are forced up the esophagus and out of the mouth.
Vomiting can also be caused by an infection in another part of the body, such as strep throat, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections.
If your child vomits so frequently that you cannot get him or her to drink or vomits every time he or she takes a drink, the risk of dehydration is greater.
children.webmd.com /tc/Vomiting-Age-3-and-Younger-Topic-Overview   (677 words)

 SF AIDS Fdn: BETA 6/97 -- Nausea & Vomiting
Vomiting may cause damage to the esophagus (the tube involved in swallowing) or serious bleeding.
Nausea and vomiting that occur in response to something eaten, colloquially referred to as "food poisoning," are often accompanied by other symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal cramping.
Because the causes of nausea and vomiting are rarely straightforward, and because the perception of the severity of nausea varies widely from person to person, strategies to manage nausea and vomiting must be individualized.
www.sfaf.org /treatment/beta/b33/b33naus.html   (3239 words)

 Pediatric Advisor 2006.2: Vomiting For Teenagers
Vomiting is the forceful emptying ("throwing up") of a large portion of the stomach's contents through the mouth.
Most vomiting is caused by a viral infection of the lining of the stomach or by eating something that disagrees with your stomach.
Vomiting alone rarely causes dehydration unless you take drugs by mouth, milk, or too much clear fluid.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/pa/pa_tnvomit_hhg.htm   (434 words)

 Medinfo: Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Vomiting, in this context, usually implies inflammation of the stomach, associated with an infection.
Other causes of vomiting do exist, and persistent vomiting, lasting more than a few hours, or associated with constipation, high fever, abdominal pain or blood (which may look like coffee grounds when partially digested by acid) in the vomit should cause you to contact a doctor soon (ie even out of hours).
Frequent vomiting may cause a strain inside the lining of the stomach or oesophagus, leading to bleeding beginning after a few vomits.
www.medinfo.co.uk /conditions/dandv.html   (612 words)

 Vomiting - Better Health Channel.
Vomiting can be part of many illnesses in children and babies.
Vomiting is common for babies and young children.
Vomiting occurs when food is brought back up from the stomach.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Vomiting?OpenDocument   (648 words)

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