ranitidine

noun
ra·​nit·​i·​dine | \ ra-ˈni-tə-ˌdēn How to pronounce ranitidine (audio) \

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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This class includes Tagamet HB (cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine) and Zantac (ranitidine). Serena Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "Heartburn drugs might bring allergy woes," 5 Aug. 2019 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, The Seattle Times, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017 They are also sold under generic names, including famotidine, cimetidine and ranitidine. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of ranitidine

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 How to pronounce ranitidine (audio) \

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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