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Histamine H2 Antagonists

"Histamine H2 Antagonists" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Drugs that selectively bind to but do not activate histamine H2 receptors, thereby blocking the actions of histamine. Their clinically most important action is the inhibition of acid secretion in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers. Smooth muscle may also be affected. Some drugs in this class have strong effects in the central nervous system, but these actions are not well understood.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Histamine H2 Antagonists" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Histamine H2 Antagonists" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 75 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2017
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