a low-growing South American rubiaceous shrub, Cephaelis ipecacuanha
a drug prepared from the dried roots of this plant, used as a purgative and emetic
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How to use ipecacuanha in a sentence
The inhalation of the powder of ipecacuanha sets up similar symptoms with some persons.
Cinchona supplies us with quinine, while ipecacuanha produces ipecac, which is an emetic and purgative.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
Antimony, ipecacuanha, and Digitalis, have each of them a number of different actions.
The mere inhalation of the dust of ipecacuanha has been found to act upon the lungs so as to cause Bronchitis.
The action of ipecacuanha, when given in repeated small doses, is particularly directed to the pulmonary organs.