acid pump

noun

: proton pump
The once-a-day pills deactivate the acid pumps in the stomach for up to 24 hours and are considered safe for long-term use …Lisa Barrett Mann, The Washington Post

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“Acid pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acid%20pump. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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