antacid

DEFINITIONS OF: antacid

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n an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)

Synonyms:
alkaliser, alkalizer, antiacid, gastric antacid
Types:
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Tagamet, cimetidine
a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
Zantac, ranitidine
a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
Alka-seltzer
a commercial antacid that contains aspirin; tablets dissolve in water to give an effervescent solution
Brioschi
an antacid
Bromo-seltzer
an antacid
Maalox
an antacid
Mylanta
an antacid
Prilosec, omeprazole
antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach
Pepto-bismal
an antacid
Rolaids
an antacid
Tums
an antacid
Type of:
agent
a substance that exerts some force or effect

adj acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)

Synonyms
antagonistic, incompatible
used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
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