Definition of cimetidine in English:

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Pronunciation: /sīˈmedəˌdēn/


An antihistamine drug used to treat stomach acidity and peptic ulcers. It is a sulfur-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.


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

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Syllabification: ci·met·i·dine

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