- (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)
- plural form of
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