Pronunciation: (uh-PREH-pih-tunt)

A drug used together with other drugs to prevent and control the nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment. It is also used to treat nausea and vomiting after surgery. It is a type of antiemetic and a type of substance P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist. Also called Emend.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-10-14 Date last modified: 2010-01-11Aprepitant