Definition of Cimetidine

1. Noun. A drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid.

Exact synonyms: Tagamet
Generic synonyms: Histamine Blocker, Alkaliser, Alkalizer, Antacid, Antiacid, Gastric Antacid
Language type: Trade Name

Definition of Cimetidine

1. Noun. A histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits the production of acid in the stomach, mainly used to treat heartburn and peptic ulcers, but notorious for causing male impotence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cimetidine

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Medical Definition of Cimetidine

1. An anti-ulcer medication which work through the inhibition of basal and nocturnal gastric acid secretion by competitive inhibition of the action of histamine at histamine H2 receptor sites on the parietal cells. Examples include cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac). (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Cimetidine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Nizatidine, a new H2-receptor antagonist for the treatment of duodenal ulcer disease, was compared with cimetidine in an 8-wk, randomized, double-blind, ..."

2. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"cimetidine versus intensive antacid therapy for duodenal ulcer: a multicenter trial ... Healing of benign gastric ulcer with low-dose antacid or cimetidine. ..."

3. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"To test if administration of cimetidine increases methadone blood levels (or the effective clinical half life) and thus reduces opiate withdrawal symptoms ..."

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