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metoclopramide

 [met″o-klo-prah´mīd]
a dopamine receptor antagonist and prokinetic agent that stimulates gastric motility, used as the hydrochloride salt as an antiemetic, an aid in gastrointestinal radiology and intestinal intubaion, and in treatment of gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux; administered orally, intravenously, or intramuscularly.

metoclopramide

/met·o·clo·pra·mide/ (met″o-klo´prah-mīd) a dopamine receptor antagonist and prokinetic that stimulates gastric motility, used as the hydrochloride salt as an antiemetic, an adjunct in gastrointestinal radiology and intestinal intubation, and in the treatment of gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux.

metoclopramide

(mĕt′ə-klō′prə-mīd′)
n.
A dopamine antagonist, C14H22ClN3O2, that stimulates movement in the upper gastrointestinal tract, used in its hydrochloride form to treat nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, and diabetic gastroparesis.

metoclopramide

An ANTIEMETIC drug also useful in the control of severe heartburn (REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS) in HIATUS HERNIA. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Gastrobid Continus, Gastromax and Maxolon. The drug is also formulated with paracetamol as a MIGRAINE treatment under the brand name Paramax.

metoclopramide

a dopamine antagonist that stimulates motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract, relaxes the pyloric sphincter, and promotes gastric emptying. Used as an antiemetic.