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noun alen·dro·nate \ə-ˈlen-drə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of alendronate

  1. :  a hydrated bisphosphonate sodium salt C4H12NNaO7P2·3H2O used to inhibit bone resorption especially in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and Paget's disease of bone—called also alendronate sodium; see fosamax

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