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n. an H2-receptor antagonist (see antihistamine) that is used in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. It can be administered by mouth, intravenously, or rarely intramuscularly; side-effects include headache, diarrhoea, rash, and drowsiness. Trade name: Zantac.

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