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metoclopramide

[ met-oh-kloh-pruh-mahyd ]
/ ˌmɛt oʊˈkloʊ prəˌmaɪd /
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noun Pharmacology.
a white crystalline substance, C14H22ClN3O2, used primarily in the symptomatic treatment of certain upper gastrointestinal tract problems, and as an antiemetic.
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Origin of metoclopramide

met(h)o(benzamide) a component + c(h)lo(ro)-2 + -pr- of uncertain derivation + amide

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Medical definitions for metoclopramide

metoclopramide
[ mĕt′ə-klōprə-mīd′ ]

n.
A dopamine antagonist that facilitates muscular movement in the upper gastrointestinal tract and is usually used to treat nausea and gastroesophageal reflux.
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