Metoclopramide is a new useful pharmacologic agent. It is a derivative of procainamide and its chemical name is 2-Methoxy 5-Chloroprocainamide. It has marked effects on gastrointestinal motility. It has been found useful in the treatment of heartburn seen in reflux esophagitis and improving gastric emptying in various conditions which cause delayed gastric emptying. In this short review its mechanism of action, clinical uses and side effects have been described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||American Journal of Proctology Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Surgery|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1982|
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