Metoclopramide meaning

mĕtə-klōprə-mīd
A dopamine antagonist, C14 H22 ClN3 O2 , that facilitates muscular movement in the upper gastrointestinal tract and is used to treat nausea.
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A dopamine antagonist, C14 H22 ClN3 O2 , that stimulates movement in the upper gastrointestinal tract, used in its hydrochloride form to treat nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, and diabetic gastroparesis.
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Origin of metoclopramide

  • French métoclopramide mét(h)- meth- o(xy)- oxy- c(h)lo(ro)- chloro- pr(ocaïn)amide procainamide, a drug used to treat arrhythmia (procaïne procaine) (amide amide)

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