risedronate

noun

ris·​ed·​ro·​nate ri-ˈsed-rə-ˌnāt How to pronounce risedronate (audio)
variants also risedronate sodium
: a sodium bisphosphonate salt C7H10NNaO7P2 taken orally to inhibit bone resorption especially in the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

Note: Risedronate is marketed under the trademarks Actonel and Atelvia.

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“Risedronate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/risedronate. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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