sucralfate

noun
su·​cral·​fate | \ sü-ˈkral-ˌfāt How to pronounce sucralfate (audio) \

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 Barley, American Health, July 1987

Note: Sucralfate is marketed under the trademark Carafate.

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“Sucralfate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sucralfate. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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