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The Beneficial Effects of Ginger for the Prevention of Motion-Induced Nausea and Gastric Dysrhythmia

Poster Session XI - Board: XI- 120
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom

Max E. Levine
Siena College

Danielle M. DeRusso
Siena College

Jessica M. Tehan
Siena College

Alicia L. Shafer
Siena College

Nausea is an unpleasant experience that is not managed well by standard medical interventions. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment, ginger was found to significantly reduce symptoms of nausea provoked by the illusion of self-motion. Analysis of gastric and autonomic responses may help elucidate the physiological mechanism responsible for ginger’s beneficial effect.

Subject Area: Physiological/Neuroscience
Keywords: Health

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