Section 7
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The effect of cimetidine on barium coating of the gastric mucosa

James, W.B.; Stanton, B.; Teasdale, E.; McCreath, G.

British Journal of Radiology 50(594): 445-446


ISSN/ISBN: 0007-1285
PMID: 17443
DOI: 10.1259/0007-1285-50-594-445
Accession: 006639929

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No improvement was shown in the quality of the mucosal coating [for barium meal examination] after using cimetidine to diminish gastric secretion. It may be that mucosal coating is more dependent on the mucus component of gastric secretion than on the acid/fluid secretion. On a purely subjective basis there was a noticeable improvement in the quality of the coating in several patients with duodenal ulcer during treatment with cimetidine. Cimetidine may be occasionally useful in the examination of patients with high acid output where mucosal coating is poor at an initial examination.

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