ranitidine


ra·nit·i·dine

noun \ra-ˈni-tə-ˌdēn\

Definition of RANITIDINE

:  a histamine blocker C13H22N4O3S that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride to inhibit gastric acid secretion

Origin of RANITIDINE

probably from ranit- (blend of furan and nitr-) + -idine (as in cimetidine)
First Known Use: 1979

ra·nit·i·dine

noun \ra-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RANITIDINE

: an antihistamine that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C13H22N4O3S·HCl to inhibit gastric acid secretion (as in the treatment of duodenal ulcers or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)—see zantac

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