Migraine Term of the Day - Antiemetic

  • When we're looking at migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.

     

    Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.

     

    Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.

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    Today's Term: Antiemetic

     

    Definition:

    Antiemetic: used to prevent or stop nausea and vomiting.

     

    Used in a Sentence:

    Antiemetic medications such as Phenergan, Compazine, Reglan, and Zofran are often used in the treatment of migraine, with migraine abortive medications, or as rescue medications.

     

    You can read more about antiemetics in:

    For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.

     

    Wishing you health, hope & happiness,

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    Reviewed by David Watson, MD.
     

    © Cyndi Jordan, 2014, •  Last updated January 6, 2014.

     

Published On: January 06, 2015