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Nausea

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Nausea, motion sickness, or wamble, is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. An attack of nausea is known as a qualm. The most common cause is motion sickness, most often in automobiles, followed by gastroenteritis (a stomach infection) or food poisoning but nausea also frequently occurs as a medication side effect and in pregnancy. There are some medications, called antiemetics, that improve symptoms of nausea, including metoclopramide and ondansetron.