ranitidine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A blend of (fu)ran + nit(ro-) + -idine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈnɪtɪdiːn/

Noun[edit]

ranitidine (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A furan which blocks the histamine H2-receptors, to prevent the secretion of gastric acid.
    • 2001: The huge sales of one drug in particular, ranitidine (sold under the trade name Zantac®), helped to lift the British pharmaceutical company Glaxo into the world league. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 46)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ranitidine f

  1. plural form of ranitidina