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proton pump inhibitor

noun

Definition of PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR

:  any of a group of drugs that inhibit the activity of pumps transporting hydrogen ions across cell membranes and are used to inhibit gastric acid secretion
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First Known Use of PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR

1983
Medical Dictionary

proton pump inhibitor

noun

Medical Definition of PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR

:  any of a group of drugs (as omeprazole) that inhibit the activity of proton pumps and are used to inhibit gastric acid secretion in the treatment of ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease—abbreviation PPI

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