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sucralfate

noun su·cral·fate \ sü-ˈkral-ˌfāt \

medical Definition of sucralfate

:an aluminum complex C12HmAl16OnS8 where m and n are approximately 54 and 75 that is taken orally in the treatment of duodenal ulcers
  • … the others got sucralfate (Carafate), which boosts the stomach lining's ability to withstand acid.
  • —Betsy BarleyAmerican HealthJuly 1987
Note: Sucralfate is marketed under the trademark Carafate.

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