from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low-growing tropical American shrub (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) having roots and rhizomes that yield emetine.
- n. The dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub.
- n. A medicinal preparation made from the dried roots and rhizomes of this shrub that is used to induce vomiting, particularly in cases of poisoning and drug overdose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The plant ipecacuanha (Psychotria ipecacuanha) or its root.
- n. Syrup of ipecac, produced from this plant's root, used to induce emesis (vomiting).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abbreviation of ipecacuanha, and in more frequent use.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ipecacuanha.
- n. The spreading dogbane, Apocynum androsæmifolium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medicinal drug used to evoke vomiting (especially in cases of drug overdose or poisoning)
Made piles of money with Faith No More, used it to start his own record label ipecac and make weird stuff to his liking.
Of course, one reader's warm milk is another reader's ipecac, which is why the Bear Lake County (Idaho) Library's "squeaky clean book list" hedges: "depending somewhat on your definition of clean."
_Cinchona_ supplies us with quinine, while _Ipecacuanha_ produces ipecac, which is an emetic and purgative.
-- If heart-burn is attended with sickness at the stomach and a constant hawking up of a tough phlegm, it will be necessary to cleanse the stomach with a gentle emetic, such as ipecac or indian physic.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
(Carter Papers: An Inventory .... ")  Given Carter's inventive and phonetic spelling, it is difficult to know what this word may be, but" ipecac "seems most likely as it is an emetic that had come into use in the previous century; it fits the context.
Both ipecac-induced emesis and emesis from insertion of a lavage tube can increase the risk of aspiration.
We are aware that syrup of ipecac has been utilized; however, its safety and efficacy in this situation remains to be documented.
Standard decontamination procedures should be followed in the conscious patient, including emesis with syrup of ipecac or gastric lavage, activated charcoal and a cathartic.
A dozen Tylenol PM, enough to knock her out and send her to the ER, administer ipecac and the Olympic sport of hurling.
According to the unnamed paper, The demonstration took a bizarre turn when twenty-four young people wearing ill-fitting suits and ties lined up on Sixth Avenue, swigging vinegar, syrup of ipecac, and food coloring, and vomited red, white, and green.