Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts


Which one of the following types of medicines is used for treating indigestion?

(a) Antibiotic

(b) Analgesic

(c) Antacid

(d) Antiseptic


The antibiotics are medicine that inhibits the growth of microorganisms in the body. For example, Penicillins.

The analgesic is a type of medicine that is used to relieve pain. For example, Paracetamol.

The antacid is a medicine that is used to neutralize the excess of acid produced in the body that causes indigestion. For example, Milk of Magnesia.

The antiseptic is the medicine that is used to prevent infections caused on skin or tissues by the growth of microorganisms. For example, Rubbing alcohol.


Therefore, the correct answer is (c) Antacid.

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