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Definition: 'Ipecac Syrup'

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ipecac syrup

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a sweetened liquid medicinal preparation containing powdered ipecac extract, which contains the alkaloids emetine and cephaline; used as an emetic in some cases of poisoning and (at lower doses) as an expectorant.

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