Nausea and Vomiting: Mechanisms and Treatment

  • Christopher J. Davis
  • Gerry V. Lake-Bakaar
  • David G. Grahame-Smith
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Applied Neurological Sciences book series (NEUROLOGICAL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. The Multiple Causes of Vomiting: Is There a Common Mechanism?

  3. Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. J.-C. Schwartz, Y. Agid, M.-L. Bouthenet, F. Javoy-Agid, C. Llorens-Cortes, M.-P. Martres et al.
      Pages 18-30
    3. K. R. Brizzee, W. R. Mehler
      Pages 31-55
    4. J. L. Willems, R. A. Lefebvre
      Pages 56-64
    5. C. J. Davis, R. K. Harding, R. A. Leslie, P. L. R. Andrews
      Pages 65-75
  4. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. A. L. Harris, B. M. J. Cantwell
      Pages 78-93
    3. J. R. R. Stott
      Pages 110-129
    4. M. D. Rawlins, W. B. Taylor, D. N. Bateman
      Pages 167-171
    5. G. V. Lake-Bakaar
      Pages 172-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 176-184

About these proceedings


The following papers were presented at an international symposium on the mechanisms and treatment of nausea and vomiting in man held in Oxford in 1984. I believe that this meeting was the first occasion on which representatives from such a wide variety of scientific and clinical specialities had come together to review and debate the spectrum of the vomiting phenomenon. An attempt was made to put before an invited international audience all the pertinent facts on the different facets of the topic and then to encourage extensive discussion of the contentious issues. The first day of the meeting was devoted to the basic science ap­ proach to the problem and the second day to the more clinical aspects. This format has been broadly retained in the layout of the book, with the addition of summary chapters reviewing each day's contributions and focusing upon areas of particular importance. Acknowledgement must here be made to the enormous input from the many participants who either spoke in the debate or rose and themselves gave small presenta­ tions in addition to those of the invited speakers. The meeting occurred at a time of increasing interest in the problem of nausea and vomiting, especially because of its importance in cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and even in space travel.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerry V. Lake-Bakaar
    • 3
  • David G. Grahame-Smith
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Royal NavyCorpus Christi CollegeOxfordUK
  2. 2.University Department of Clinical PharmacologyRadcliffe InfirmaryOxfordUK
  3. 3.Medical DepartmentJanssen Pharmaceutical Ltd (UK)Wantage OxfordshireUK
  4. 4.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  5. 5.General Internal Medicine and Clinical PharmacologyOxford Health AuthorityOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70481-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70479-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0935-0195
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