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Postoperative nausea and vomiting 

Postoperative nausea and vomiting
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Postoperative nausea and vomiting
Author(s):

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584048.003.0040
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date: 08 August 2020

Carl Gwinnutt

General principles 1114

Nausea is the subjective sensation of the need to vomit.

Vomiting is the forced expulsion of gastrointestinal contents through the mouth.

∼30% overall after general anaesthesia (GA).

Up to 80% in high-risk patients.

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