Definition of ritodrine in English:

ritodrine

noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ritodrine

/ˈrɪtəʊdriːn/