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An alkaloid present in ipecacuanha and formerly used in the treatment of amoebic infections and as an emetic in aversion therapy.
- ‘If patients use this emetic, the emetine that it contains can cause myocardial damage similar to viral myocarditis.’
- ‘This product contains cephaline and emetine, which stimulate gastric sensory centers linked to the vomiting center in the brain.’
- ‘In addition, using emetine (a translation inhibitor altering ribosome functioning) we detected the involvement of ribotoxic stress in p38 MAPK activation by UVA.’
Early 19th century from Greek emetos ‘vomiting’ + -ine.
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