[ sahy-meth-i-kohn ]
/ saɪˈmɛθ ɪˌkoʊn /
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.
Words nearby simethicone
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Medical definitions for simethicone
[ sĭ-mĕth′ĭ-kōn′ ]
A mixture of dimethyl polysiloxanes and silica gel that is used as an antiflatulent.
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