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ranitidine

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noun ra·nit·i·dine \ra-ˈni-tə-ˌdēn\

Definition of ranitidine

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



Origin and Etymology of ranitidine

probably from ranit- (blend of furan and nitr-) + -idine (as in cimetidine)


First Known Use: 1979


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ranitidine

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noun ra·nit·i·dine \ra-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of ranitidine

  1. :  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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