Definition of Alendronate

1. Noun. A tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause.

Exact synonyms: Fosamax
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Language type: Trademark



Definition of Alendronate

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of alendronic acid ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) The sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Alendronate

1. A nonhormonal medication for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women. This drug builds healthy bone, restoring some of the bone loss as a result of osteoporosis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Alendronate

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1. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"... bisphosphonate congeners (etidronate, clodronate, alendronate, tiludronate, and pamidronate) have been investigated for potential usage in osteoporosis. ..."

2. Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 by Jong-on Hahm, Alex Ommaya (2006)
"... with the then-nascent osteoporosis clinical research team at Merck and subsequently led that team in the development of bisphosphonate alendronate ..."

3. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"Comparison on alendronate and sodium fluoride effects on cancellous and cortical bone in minipigs. A one-year study. J. Clin. Invest. 95(5):2127-2133. ..."

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