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any of a group of drugs that reduce the production of gastric acid, thereby alleviating acid reflux; promoting the healing of ulcers in the stomach, duodenum, and esophagus; and preventing new ulcers from forming. Abbreviation: PPI
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British Dictionary definitions for proton pump inhibitor
any of a group of drugs used to treat excessive secretion of acid in the stomach and any resulting ulcers. They block the enzyme (proton pump) in the cells of the gastric glands that secrete hydrochloric acid
A class of drugs that inhibit gastric acid secretion by interfering with the movement of hydrogen ions across cell membranes and are used mainly to treat peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and esophagitis.