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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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 \

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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