Cimetidine meaning

sĭ-mĕtĭ-dēn, -dīn
A histamine receptor antagonist, C10 H16 N6 S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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A drug, C10H16N6S, that blocks the histamine receptors, thus reducing gastric secretion: used in treating certain peptic ulcers.
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A histamine receptor antagonist, C10 H16 N6 S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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A histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits the production of acid in the stomach, mainly used to treat heartburn and peptic ulcers, but notorious for causing male impotence.
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Origin of cimetidine

  • Alteration of cy(ano–) met(hyl) (guan)idine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition