Ranitidine meaning

rə-nĭt'ĭ-dēn'
A histamine receptor antagonist, C13 H22 N4 O3 that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used primarily to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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A histamine receptor antagonist, C13 H22 N4 O3 that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used primarily to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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(pharmacology) A furan which blocks the histamine H2-receptors, to prevent the secretion of gastric acid.
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Origin of ranitidine

  • rani- (blend of (fu)ran) (ni(tro)–) -tidine histamine receptor antagonist suffix (from (cime)tidine)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • A blend of (fu)ran + nit(ro-) + -idine.
    From Wiktionary