Class/mechanism: Antiemetic; The antiemetic action of metoclopramide is due to its antagonist activity at D2 receptors in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ)
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Diseases for which it is used
No known antineoplastic properties. Used for treatment and/or prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting.