Ranitidine

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ranitidine

(Science: chemical) A non-imidazole blocker of those histamine receptors that mediate gastric secretion (h2 receptors). It is used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers.

Pharmacological action: anti-ulcer agents, histamine h2 antagonists.

Chemical name: 1,1-Ethenediamine, N-(2-(((5-((dimethylamino)methyl)-2-furanyl)methyl)thio)ethyl)-N'-methyl-2-nitro-