One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sympathomimetic drug (beta-adrenoreceptor agonist) given by intravenous infusion to reduce uterine contractility and arrest premature labour.
1970s; earliest use found in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From rito- (of unknown origin) + -drine.
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