Article Abstract

An overview of nausea/vomiting in palliative medicine

Authors: Howards S. Smith, Joshua M. Smith, Alyssa R. Smith


Nausea, vomiting and retching are among the most distressing symptoms that palliative care may experience. This article presents a brief overview of various medical conditions/treatments that may lead to nausea/vomiting/retching as well as potential mechanisms/neurotransmitters/receptors that may be involved and thus may represent therapeutic targets for antiemetic treatments.