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alendronate (plural alendronates)
- (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of alendronic acid
- (medicine) The sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis
2009 August 14, Andrew Pollack, “A Partial Approval for Amgen’s Osteoporosis Drug”, New York Times:
- The main treatments now for osteoporosis are drugs called bisphosphonates, like Actonel, Boniva and alendronate, the generic version of Merck’s Fosamax.
sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis
- Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses