- a substance, C10H16N6S, that is used alone or in combination with antacids to inhibit gastric secretion in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.
Origin of cimetidine
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- 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
- A histamine antagonist used to treat peptic ulcer and hypersecretory conditions by inhibiting gastric acid secretion.
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