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ant·ac·id

 (ănt-ăs′ĭd)
adj.
Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach.
n.
A substance, such as magnesia or sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.

antacid

(æntˈæsɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) a substance used to neutralize acidity, esp in the stomach
adj
(Pharmacology) having the properties of this substance: antacid tablets.

ant•ac•id

(æntˈæs ɪd)

adj.
1. preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach.
n.
2. an antacid agent.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antacid - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)antacid - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
cimetidine, Tagamet - a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
ranitidine, Zantac - a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
Alka-seltzer - a commercial antacid that contains aspirin; tablets dissolve in water to give an effervescent solution
Brioschi - an antacid
Bromo-seltzer - an antacid
Maalox - an antacid
Mylanta - an antacid
omeprazole, Prilosec - antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach
Pepto-bismal - an antacid
Rolaids - an antacid
Tums - an antacid
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
Adj.1.antacid - acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)antacid - acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)
incompatible, antagonistic - used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
Translations
antacidum
antasidiantasidinen

antacid

[ˈæntˈæsɪd]
A. ADJantiácido
B. Nantiácido m

antacid

[æntˈæsɪd]
nalcalin m
modif [tablet, medication] → antiacide

antacid

nsäurebindendes Mittel

ant·ac·id

n. antiácido, neutralizador de acidez.

antacid

adj & n antiácido
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