Meaning of ritodrine in English:

ritodrine

Pronunciation /ˈrɪtəʊdriːn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A sympathomimetic drug (beta-adrenoreceptor agonist) given by intravenous infusion to reduce uterine contractility and arrest premature labour.

    Chemical name: 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-[2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethylamino]propanol; HOC₆H₄CH(OH)CH(CH₃)·NH·CH₂CH₂C₆H₄OH.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From rito- (of unknown origin) + -drine.