(ant-as´id) counteracting acidity. an agent that counteracts acidity, most.often used in treatment of peptic ulcer and other conditions of excessive stomach acid.
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• (n.) A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent. • (a.) Counteractive of acidity.
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any substance, such as sodium bicarbonate, magnesium hydroxide, or aluminum hydroxide, used to counteract or neutralize gastric acids and relieve the ... [1 related articles]
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(ant- + L. acidus sour) a substance that counteracts or neutralizes acidity, usually of the stomach.
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antacid, antiacid 1. Having the power of counteracting acidity; especially, in the stomach. 2. A remedy for, or preventive of, acidity.
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An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity. ==Mechanism of action== Antacids perform a neutralization reaction, increasing the pH to reduce acidity in the stomach. When gastric hydrochloric acid reaches the nerves in the gastrointestinal mucosa, they signal pain to the central nerv...
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a drug that aids in protecting the digestive system and relieves heartburn and digestive discomfort
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A medication that neutralizes excess acid in the stomach. Antacids generally contain aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and calcium carbonate and are safe for pregnant women to consume as instructed.
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antacid, any one of several basic substances that counteract stomach acidity (see stomach). Antacids are used by physicians to treat hyperchlorhydria, i.e., the excessive production of hydrochloric acid by the parietal cells lining the stomach. Commonly used antacid preparations, most sold without p...
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Any substance that neutralizes stomach acid, such as sodium hydrogencarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) or magnesium hydroxide (`milk of magnesia`). Antacids are weak bases, swallowed as solids or emulsions. They may be taken between meals to relieve symptoms of hyperacidity, such as pain, bloating, naus...
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1) Aid for agita sufferers 2) Alka-seltzer, for one 3) Antagonistic 4) Counteractive 5) Heartburn reliever 6) Heartburn remedy 7) Heartburn remedy, perhaps 8) It may settle things 9) Last 'course' of a spicy meal? 10) Pepto-bismol...
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