Definition of Tagamet in English:

Tagamet

noun

  • trademark for cimetidine
    • ‘We can now also enhance minimal side-effect activity to change antihistamines into stomach acid secretion blockers such as Tagamet and Zantac.’
    • ‘Tagamet was developed to reduce stomach acid and cure ulcers.’
    • ‘If someone is infected with H. pylori, taking acid-suppressing drugs like Zantac, Tagamet or Prevacid won't cure the infection.’
    • ‘Twenty years ago, prescription acid suppressors like Tagamet, Zantac and Pepcid revolutionized the treatment of ulcers.’
    • ‘Like Tagamet, Zantac is an ulcer drug, and it began appearing in published clinical studies in 1981.’

Origin

1970s: an arbitrary formation.

Pronunciation:

Tagamet

/ˈtaɡəmət/