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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Foolish people are apt to repeat their missteps. A: "I can't believe Sarah is going skiing again, after she broke her leg the last time." B: "Well, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
See also: dog, folly, fool, repeat, return

vomit something out

Fig. [for something] to spill forth a great deal of something. The volcano vomited the lava out for days. It vomited out hot lava for months.
See also: out, vomit

vomit something up

to bring up something from the stomach by vomiting. The dog vomited the chocolate cake up. Fido vomited up the rabbit.
See also: up, vomit

vomit forth

v.
1. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dam burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
2. To eject or discharge something in a gush; spew something out: The volcano vomited forth lava and ash. The belly of the ship opened and vomited the cargo forth.
See also: forth, vomit

vomit up

v.
To eject some contents of the stomach through the mouth: I vomited up my dinner. The bird vomited the worm up for its young.
See also: up, vomit
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Although this method has a high risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting about 40 to 70 percent , but the drugs and different methods are used to reduce and to treat it.
Aside from its impact on patients' quality of life, vomiting can have several potentially serious physical effects.
History of smoking was reported in 19%, Diabetes was 23%, and nausea & vomiting were recorded 13% in diabetic patients, and not a single patient had a history of chemotherapy.
The same children aren't complaining of vomiting anymore," the principal said.
They were not experiencing malnutrition or other illnesses that might induce nausea and/or vomiting
The number of patients suffering from vomiting and diarrhea increased at that hospital from 750 cases in April to 1,500 cases in May and 2,500 cases in June.
Acute moderate to severe vomiting was significantly more in the control group compared with the experimental group, 23/30 (76.
Untreated children undergoing tonsillectomy are at high risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), which occurs with an incidence of 26 to 89% (3-7).
However, vomiting from gastroenteritis is distressing to patients and their families.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a capsule formulation of palonosetron for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, according to the drug's manufacturer, Eisai Co.
IT MIGHT feel like summer, but Ireland is in the grip of a WINTER vomiting bug epidemic.
A Birmingham hospital ward was closed last night after a suspected outbreak of winter vomiting virus.
NORTH-EAST hospitals have had to close patient areas after being struck with a highly-infectious winter vomiting virus.
Researchers at Duke University published the findings of a randomized controlled comparison of two very different techniques to reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting in women undergoing major breast surgery.
Isabelle tries to satisfy her emotional hunger by bingeing on junk food and then vomiting it up.