antiresorptive

adjective
an·ti·re·sorp·tive | \ ˌan-tē-(ˈ)rē-ˈsȯrp-tiv , -ˈzȯrp- , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or anti-resorptive

Definition of antiresorptive 

: slowing or blocking the resorption of bone Since postmenopausal osteoporosis is characterized by bone resorption that exceeds bone formation, antiresorptive agents can help to restore skeletal balance by reducing bone turnover, primarily at the tissue level. —Ernesto Canalis et al.

First Known Use of antiresorptive

1985, in the meaning defined above

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antiresorptive

adjective
an·ti·re·sorp·tive | \ -(ˈ)rē-ˈsȯrp-tiv, -ˈzȯrp- \

Medical Definition of antiresorptive 

: tending to slow or block the resorption of bone antiresorptive therapies for osteoporosis may include the use of bisphosphonates or selective estrogen receptor modulators an antiresorptive agent

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