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What is the smell of vomit?
« on: 06/07/2007 08:15:54 »
After reading the post by Stana, wanting to induce vomiting. this got me thinking!!!! Just what is the smell of vomit? i have noticed that at times it can smell of food and at other times quite acidic.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 06/07/2007 10:01:43 »
The acidic smell would be the gall and other chemicals in the stomach which break down the food into the essential components needed to run the body.... The cleaner your eating habits, of course, the easier it is for the stomach to get the sorting and other work done and there will be less smell involved.  The smell is quite like that of firmentation, a kind of sour smell.

Of course, should your food already have been digested by the time you vomit, there will be virtually no smell at all.

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« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2007 10:42:43 »
I saw this, whilst looking for the chemical composition of vomit, and it made me laugh, so I'm sharing it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2640351.stm

I cannot find a reference for the chemistry of puke yet, but I'm looking. I know for a fact that butanoic acid smells of sick, and I suspect that at least part of the rancid smell of chunder is down to short chain fatty acids, like butanoate.

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« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2007 10:49:57 »
Roman flatulence!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2007 11:15:26 »
LOL LOL WHAT MUST THEY HAVE BEEN EATING?? LOL!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/07/2007 11:25:47 »
Hmm.. I hate vomit.. Usually.. Well when I was little.. It had orange bits in it!! (Carrots..) EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/07/2007 12:05:38 »
Yeah that was always icky.. LOL Me husband always cleaned the vomit mostly if he ws home as I gag the whole time and then I get sick! LOL

Decomposing stinky food.. Must be decomposition of the food. that smells in compost also!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/07/2007 12:06:09 »
LOL LOL WHAT MUST THEY HAVE BEEN EATING?? LOL!

Cabbage & beans a la cacciatore!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/07/2007 12:07:03 »
OOOOOH YUCK!!!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/07/2007 12:57:15 »
I've just realised I made a very basic error in my last reply. "A la cacciatore" is Italian & Romans spoke Latin  [:I]

Maybe I should have put "Brassicas et pulsae venatori"
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