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

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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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