cimetidine

[suh-met-i-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 10 H 16 N 6 S, that is used alone or in combination with antacids to inhibit gastric secretion in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.

Origin:
1975–80; probably ci-, respelling of cy(ano)-3 + met(hyl) + (guan)idine

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cimetidine (saɪˈmɛtɪdiːn)
 
n
a drug used to suppress the formation of acid by the stomach and so to encourage the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Formula: C10H16-N6S

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cimetidine ci·met·i·dine (sĭ-mět'ĭ-dēn', -dīn')
n.
A histamine antagonist used to treat peptic ulcer and hypersecretory conditions by inhibiting gastric acid secretion.

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