\ˈa͡ɪpkak], \ˈaɪpkak], \ˈaɪ_p_k_a_k]\
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A syrup made from the dried rhizomes of two different species, CEPHAELIS ipecacuanha and C. acuminata. They contain EMETINE, cephaeline, psychotrine and other ISOQUINOLINES. Ipecac syrup is used widely as an emetic acting both locally on the gastric mucosa and centrally on the chemoreceptor trigger zone.
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By William R. Warner
Apocynum androsaemifolium, Euphorbia corollata, Gillenia trifoliata. Ipecacuanha, Triosteum- i. American, Apocynum androsaemifolium- i. Wild, Euphorbia ipecacuanha.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Of the U. S. Ph., the root of Cephaelis ipecac or Cephaelis acuminata. It contains cephalin and emetin upon which its properties depend. In small doses it is often given as an expectorant and diaphoretic, and has been used with great benefit in tropical dysentery.
A genus of rubiaceous plants now referred to Cephaelis.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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