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metoclopramide

[met-oh-kloh-pruh-mahyd]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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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