alendronate definition

  • noun:
    • A synthetic medicine analogue of pyrophosphate that acts mostly on bone to restrict its resorption and it is familiar with treat and avoid weakening of bones in postmenopausal females.
    • Any sodium or ester of alendronic acid
    • The sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis
    • a tablet (trade title Fosamax) prescribed to stop or treat osteoporosis in women after menopausal

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