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antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach
A benzimidazole, CHNOS, which is a proton pump inhibitor, taken to prevent the secretion of gastric acid.
Origin: Origin uncertain; the OED suggests oxy- + methyl- + pyridine + imidazole + indole.
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, laryngopharyngeal reflux and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs internationally and is available over the counter in some countries.
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A highly effective inhibitor of gastric acid secretion used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits the H(+)-K(+)-ATPase (H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE) in the proton pump of GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
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