Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy: Drug management in theory and in practice

E. S. Antonarakis, R. D.W. Hain

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Abstract

The function of cytotoxics is to damage cells, and it makes teleological sense for the body to expel them as soon after ingestion as possible. Ideally, from the body's point of view, they should simply be avoided, and it is not surprising that the experience of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is powerfully aversive. Nausea and vomiting were once among the most intractable and unpleasant experiences of a child undergoing treatment for cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-880
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of disease in childhood
Volume89
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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