Nausea and Vomiting

Bill Skaggs bill at nsma.arizona.edu
Wed Nov 2 15:15:13 EST 1994


joe at leland.stanford.edu (joe) writes:

   > I'm currently researching about the pausible causes and
   > mechanisms of nausea and vomiting.  So far I have tried looking
   > through neuroscience texts to find any mentioning of nausea and
   > vomiting, but the results have not been satisfactory.  

Two things:  1) The jargon word for vomiting is "emesis", and a search
for that term might give you better luck.  2) The main brainstem area
involved in vomiting is the *area postrema*, and a MedLine search for
this should give you lots of relevant items.

	-- Bill



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