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


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proton pump inhibitor

noun

medical Definition of proton pump inhibitor

: any of a group of drugs (such as omeprazole and rabeprazole) 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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