sucralfate

[soo-kruhl-feyt]
noun Pharmacology.
a sugar-aluminum complex, C 1 2 H 5 4 Al 1 6 O 7 5 S 8 , used for the treatment of duodenal ulcer.

Origin:
probably sucr(ose) + al(uminum) + (sul)fate

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sucralfate su·cral·fate (sōō-krāl'fāt')
n.
A polysaccharide with antipeptic activity used to treat duodenal ulcers.

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The first group was given ranitidine for stress ulcer prophylaxis while the second was given sucralfate.
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