Volume No. :   11

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  0975-234X

ISSN Online :  0975-4377


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Emetics and Antiemetics: A Review

Address:   Ashok Rathod*, Amol Rathod, Kundan Tiwari
Student of Pharmacy, SMBT Institute of Diploma Phrmacy Nandi-Hills Dhamangaon, Nashik.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4377.2019.00003.X

Emetics is a complex reflex coordinated by the vomiting centre in the medulla. The afferent and efferent pathaways which cause vomiting are carried by vagus and sympathetic nerves. Chemo-receptor trigger zone is major sensory relay station, present in the lateral border of the area postrema of medulla oblongata. Afferent stimulation like tactile pharyngeal impulses, abryrinthine disturbances, pain, distyension of viscera, psychology factors, increased intracranial pressure, emetic drugs, radiation therapy, electrolyte disturbances, endocrine disturbances, pregnancy etc, cause ‘emesis’ i.e. Vomiting.
emetic, radiation therapy, CTZ, antiemetics.
Ashok Rathod, Amol Rathod, Kundan Tiwari. Emetics and Antiemetics: A Review. Res. J. Pharma. Dosage Forms and Tech.2019; 11(1):15-18.
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