# 005 The Causes of Nausea and Vomiting (V.O.M.I.T.), 2nd ed
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: By understanding the pathophysiology of nausea and targeting antiemetics to specific receptors, therapy can be optimized and side effects minimized. An easy way to remember the causes of vomiting is the VOMIT acronym. In the table below receptors involved in different types of nausea are highlighted using this acronym. Blockade of these receptors allows rational, focused therapy.
James Hallenbeck, MD