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ant·ac·id

(ant-as'id),
1. Neutralizing an acid.
2. Any agent that reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion (for example, calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide).
Synonym(s): antiacid

antiacid

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Oral mucositis due to chemotherapeutic drugs including cytosine arabinoside, deep and prolonged neutropenia attacks, long-term indwelling intravenous catheters, prophylactic treatment with flouroquinolone and cotrimoxasole and use of antiacids and histamine blockers have been blamed as the causes of this increased frequency (25, 26).