famotidine

noun
fa·​mo·​ti·​dine | \ fə-ˈmōt-ə-ˌdīn How to pronounce famotidine (audio) , -ˌdēn How to pronounce famotidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of famotidine

: an H2 antagonist C8H15N7O2S3 used to inhibit gastric acid secretion especially in the short-term treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease and in the treatment of disorders (as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) involving gastric acid hypersecretion — see pepcid

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“Famotidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/famotidine. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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