alendronate

noun

alen·​dro·​nate ə-ˈlen-drə-ˌnāt How to pronounce alendronate (audio)
variants also alendronate sodium
: a hydrated bisphosphonate sodium salt C4H12NNaO7P2·3H2O that inhibits bone resorption and is administered orally to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone

Note: Alendronate is marketed under the trademarks Fosamax and Binosto.

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“Alendronate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alendronate. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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