cimetidine

noun
ci·met·i·dine | \ sī-ˈme-tə-ˌdēn \

Definition of cimetidine 

: a histamine analog C10H16N6S that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used especially in the treatment of duodenal ulcers

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They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, The Seattle Times, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of cimetidine

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cimetidine

ci- (alteration of cyan-) + methyl + -idine

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cimetidine

noun
ci·met·i·dine | \ sī-ˈmet-ə-ˌdēn \

Medical Definition of cimetidine 

: an H2 antagonist C10H16N6S that like histamine contains the ring structure of imidazole and is used to inhibit gastric acid secretion in conditions in which such secretion produces duodenal or gastric ulcers or erosive lesions (as in serious cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease) — see tagamet

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