What are nausea and vomiting?

Also known as: stomach sickness, puking, barfing

Nausea refers to the feeling of being sick to your stomach, while vomiting is the act of expelling your stomach contents through the mouth. The symptoms can occur together or separately in adults. They can have a number of different causes.

Reviewed by: Shifra Koyfman, MD

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