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a proton pump inhibitor, used in treatment of dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders of gastric hypersecretion, and peptic ulcer, including that associated with Helicobacter pylori infection; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A proton pump inhibitor drug, C17H19N3O3S, that suppresses gastric acid secretion and is used for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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omeprazolePrilosec® Therapeutics A proton pump inhibitor used to manage GERD; heartburn; erosive esophagitis; maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis; short-term management of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer, and for certain hypersecretory conditions; combined with clarithromycin to eradicate H pylori associated with duodenal ulcers. See GERD, Helicobacter pylori. Cf H2 blockers.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
omeprazoleThe first of the class of proton pump inhibitor drugs used to control the production of stomach acid and treat stomach and duodenal ulcers and especially the ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. OMEPRAZOLE can be effective in cases that have failed to respond to H-2 receptor blocker drugs such as RANITIDINE. The drug is long-acting and need only be taken once a day. A brand name is Losec.
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