antacid

Type: Term Pronunciation: ant-as′id Definitions: 1. Neutralizing an acid. 2. Any agent that reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion (calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide). Synonyms: antiacid
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antacid

[adj] - acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach) 2. [n] - an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
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Antacid

[pronounce: ant-ass-id ] A medicine containing an alkali used to cancel out some of the acid in the stomach to treat heartburn.
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Antacid

a drug that neutralises stomach acids; used to treat indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux
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Antacid

Antacids are medicines that counteract or neutralize acidity in the lining of the stomach, used to treat indigestion and heartburn. For example magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate.
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Antacid

Neutralizes the acid produced by the stomach. Do the self-test to see if excessive acid is the cause of indigestion.
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Antacid

Ant·ac'id noun [ Pref. anti- + acid .] (Medicine) A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent. -- adjective Counteractive of acidity.
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antacid

<pharmacology> A substance that counteracts or neutralises acidity, usually of the stomach. ... Origin: L. Acidus = sour ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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antacid

adjective acting to neutralize acid (especially in the stomach)
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antacid

gastric antacid noun an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
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antacid

(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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Antacid

• (n.) A remedy for acidity of the stomach, as an alkali or absorbent. • (a.) Counteractive of acidity.
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antacid

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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antacid

(ant- + L. acidus sour) a substance that counteracts or neutralizes acidity, usually of the stomach.
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antacid

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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ANTACID

a drug that aids in protecting the digestive system and relieves heartburn and digestive discomfort
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Antacid

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

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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antacid

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, nausea, and `heartburn`. Excessive...
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Antacid

An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity. ==Mechanism of action== Antacids either directly neutralize acidity, increasing the pH, or reversibly reduce or block the secretion of acid by gastric cells to reduce acidity in the stomach. When gastric hydrochloric acid reaches the nerves in the gastrointestinal mucosa, they signal pai
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Antacid

A substance that neutralizes stomach acid.
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