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Noun1.antiacid - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)antiacid - 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
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"Although there is mounting evidence of unanticipated consequences associated with antibiotic and antiacid medication use, providers should practice appropriate stewardship as the first-line response to these findings," the authors write.
pylori uses a combination of antibiotics and antiacid agents to kill the infection while reducing the acid in the stomach.
Antiacid measures including histamine receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, and cromolyn have been used, particularly in patients with biopsies demonstrating eosinophilia [13].
Subsequently, [OH.sup.-] ions neutralize acidic products gathered during the degradation of PLLA and thus reduce aseptic inflammatory response (antiacid and anti-inflammatory principles, as shown in the following equation).
Since Brunner's gland secretions are proposed to provide antiacid protection, it has been proposed that hyperacidic conditions could stimulate the formation of Brunner's gland hyperplasia.