What is vomiting?

Also known as: emesis, throwing up, barfing

Vomiting is a symptom, not a disease and describes the reflexive act of emptying the contents of the stomach up through the mouth. It’s frequently accompanied by a "sick to the stomach" feeling known as nausea.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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