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
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Inhibit vs. ProhibitThough both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
- proton microscope,
- proton number,
- proton synchrotron,
- proton-proton chain,
- protopathic sensibility
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