Origin of ipecac
Examples from the Web for ipecacuanha
The mere inhalation of the dust of Ipecacuanha has been found to act upon the lungs so as to cause Bronchitis.
Justly indignant at the loss of his suit, he revealed the secret, and ipecacuanha became common property at once.
But where there is febrile excitement, Antimony, or Ipecacuanha, is rather indicated.
Many were down with dysentery, then and long a peculiarly fatal disease till the use of ipecacuanha.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar|George Smith
Then from one to one and a half drachms of ipecacuanha are administered in powder.
British Dictionary definitions for ipecacuanha
Word Origin for ipecacuanha
Word Origin and History for ipecacuanha
1710, borrowing via Portuguese of a shortened form of Tupi ipecacuana (a word attested in English from 1682), a medicinal plant of Brazil. The Indian word is said to mean "small plant causing vomit."