cimetidine

[ suh-met-i-deen ]
/ səˈmɛt ɪˌdin /

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C10H16N6S, that is used alone or in combination with antacids to inhibit gastric secretion in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.

Nearby words

  1. cimbalom,
  2. cimbri,
  3. cimelia,
  4. cimeliarch,
  5. ciment fondu,
  6. cimex,
  7. cimices,
  8. cimmerian,
  9. cimon,
  10. cinch

Origin of cimetidine

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cimetidine

cimetidine

/ (saɪˈmɛtɪdiːn) /

noun

a drug used to suppress the formation of acid by the stomach and so to encourage the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Formula: C 10 H 16 -N 6 S
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Medicine definitions for cimetidine

cimetidine

[ sĭ-mĕtĭ-dēn′, -dīn′ ]

n.

A histamine antagonist used to treat peptic ulcer and hypersecretory conditions by inhibiting gastric acid secretion.

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