cinacalcet

noun

cin·​a·​cal·​cet ˌsin-ə-ˈkal-ˌset How to pronounce cinacalcet (audio)
: a drug C22H22F3NHCl that is administered orally to treat hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney failure undergoing dialysis and to treat certain types of hypercalcemia (as that associated with parathyroid carcinoma)

Note: Cinacalcet increases the sensitivity of receptor cells of the parathyroid gland to extracellular calcium causing a decrease in parathyroid hormone secretion. Cinacalcet is marketed under the trademark Sensipar.

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“Cinacalcet.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cinacalcet. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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