from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug, C10H16N6S, that inhibits acid secretion in the stomach and is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as peptic ulcers.
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- n. 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.
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- n. a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
Alteration of cy(ano-) + met(hyl) + (guan)idine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)