5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor antagonist

Definition / meaning of 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor antagonist

A type of drug used to treat certain types of irritable bowel syndrome and relieve nausea and vomiting. It is a type of antiemetic. Also called 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and type 3 serotonin receptor antagonist.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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