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cimetidine

[suh-met-i-deen] /səˈmɛt ɪˌdin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
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
1975-1980
1975-80; probably ci-, respelling of cy(ano)-3 + met(hyl) + (guan)idine
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  • Some drugs, such as the ulcer medication cimetidine, can slow the breakdown of benzodiazepine.
British Dictionary definitions for cimetidine

cimetidine

/saɪˈmɛtɪdiːn/
noun
1.
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 in Medicine

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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