Definition of ranitidine in English:


Line breaks: ra|niti|dine
Pronunciation: /raˈnɪtɪdiːn
, -ˈnʌɪt-/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic compound with antihistamine properties, used to treat ulcers and related conditions.
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    • These symptoms were not present while the patient was receiving clozapine plus ranitidine.
    • The absorption of cimetidine and ranitidine is accelerated when coadministered with cisapride.
    • Not everyone will be able to use nonprescription ranitidine instead of Nexium, but those who can will save a significant sum.


1970s: blend of furan and nitro-, + -ide + -ine4.

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