Definition of cimetidine in English:


Line breaks: ci|meti|dine
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈmɛtɪdiːn


[mass noun] Medicine
An antihistamine drug which is used to treat stomach acidity and peptic ulcers. It is a sulphur-containing derivative of imidazole.
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1970s: from ci- (alteration of cy- in cyano-) + met(hyl) + -ide + -ine4.

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