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ranitidine

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈnɪtɪdiːn/

NounEdit

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)

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

ranitidine f

  1. plural form of ranitidina