alendronate

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  • IPA(key): /ɑ ˈlɛn droʊn eɪt/

Noun[edit]

alendronate (plural alendronates)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of alendronic acid
  2. (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.

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  • Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses