ranitidine

noun ra·nit·i·dine \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of ranitidine

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


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ranitidine

noun ra·nit·i·dine \ ra-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēn \

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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