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 (sĭ-mĕt′ĭ-dēn′, -dīn′)
A histamine receptor antagonist, C10H16N6S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

[Alteration of cy(ano-) + met(hyl) + (guan)idine.]


(Pharmacology) a drug used to suppress the formation of acid by the stomach and so to encourage the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Formula: C10H16-N6S


(saɪˈmɛt ɪˌdin)

a substance, C10H16N6S, used for inhibiting gastric secretion in the treatment of duodenal ulcers.
[1975–80; probably ci-, resp. of cy(ano)-2 + met(hyl) + (guan)idine]
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Noun1.cimetidine - a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
histamine blocker - a medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux; works by blocking the effects of histamine on the receptor site known as H2
alkaliser, alkalizer, antacid, antiacid, gastric antacid - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
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