H2 receptor antagonist


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H2 receptor antagonist

an agent that blocks the action of histamine by competitive binding to the H2 receptor. It is used to inhibit gastric secretion in the treatment of peptic ulcer.
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FIGURE 3 WORLDWIDE MARKET SHARES OF MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS OF H2 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS, 2009 (%) 60
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