simethicone

[sahy-meth-i-kohn]

noun Pharmacology.

an active ingredient in many antacid preparations that causes small mucus-entrapped air bubbles in the intestines to coalesce into larger bubbles that are more easily passed.

Origin of simethicone

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simethicone in Medicine

simethicone

[sĭ-mĕthĭ-kōn′]

n.

A mixture of dimethyl polysiloxanes and silica gel that is used as an antiflatulent.
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