Tagamet] and ranitidine [Zantac]) and the proton pump inhibitors (for example, lansoprazole [Prevacid] and omeprazole [Prilosec]). The H2 antagonists block the action of histamine on stomach cells, thus reducing stomach acid production. The proton pump inhibitors also block the production of acid by the stomach cells. Proton pump inhibitors are more effective than H2 antagonists in suppressing acid and have to be used in very high doses. Surgical removal of the tumor is curative in about 25% of cases.
The syndrome is named for two American surgeons Robert M. Zollinger (1903-1992) and Edwin H. Ellison (1918-1970).
A triptan drug for the treatment of migraine. Marketed under the brand name Zomig.
Brand name for zolmitriptan, a triptan drug for the treatment of migraine.
1. A synonym for shingles. 2. Any zone or encircling area. 3. Any area with a specific boundary. Zona, Latin for a girdle, is a synonym for shingles because it can appear to girdle part of the body.
- Zona pellucida
The strong membrane that forms around an ovum as it develops in the ovary. The membrane remains in place during the egg’s travel through the fallopian tube. To fertilize the egg, a sperm must penetrate the thinning zona pellucida. If fertilization takes place, the zona pellucida disappears, to permit implantation in the uterus.
- Zone Diet
The Zone diet is a weight loss plan based upon the idea that the right ratio of carbohydrates to proteins and fats can control levels of insulin in the bloodstream. Too much of the hormone, according to the diet’s developer Barry Sears, PhD, can increase fat storage and inflammation in the body. In his book […]