Migraine Term of the Day: Antiemetic
Writer's note: 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," on a regular basis. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment below.
When we're given migraine and headache information, whether from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing. While it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term, there are times when substituting doesn't quite convey the same meaning.Antiemetic is one of those terms. It's often used when talking about migraine medications and treatments, so it's an important word for migraineurs to understand.
An antiemetic is a medication taken to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting.