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cimetidine

Line breaks: ci|meti|dine
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈmɛtɪdiːn
 
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Definition of cimetidine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An antihistamine drug which is used to treat stomach acidity and peptic ulcers. It is a sulphur-containing derivative of imidazole.
Example sentences
  • Acetaminophen, aspirin, cimetidine, ibuprofen and diphenhydramine are just a few drugs that might be affected by alcohol.
  • Examples of commonly used medications that may contain large amounts of sorbitol include acetaminophen, amantadine, cimetidine, and theophylline.
  • Most cases of indigestion can be treated successfully with medicines that reduce the excess acid, such as antacids and H - 2 antagonist drugs like cimetidine.

Origin

1970s: from ci- (alteration of cy- in cyano-) + met(hyl) + -ide + -ine4.

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