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Definition of the noun Alendronate

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  1. [organic chemistry] Any salt or ester of alendronic acid
  2. [medicine] The sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis

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Google previewUCSF News (2000)

by University of California, San Francisco

Alendronate is an anti-resorptive, a drug that inhibits bone resorption, and is FDA -approved for the treatment of osteoporosis. In a young, healthy person, the rate of bone formation and resorption is balanced, said Dennis Black, PhD, principal ...

Google previewPharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals (2010)

by Barbara Gladson

Alendronate is a drug that reduces bone absorption, commonly given to postmenopausal women to treat osteoporosis. This drug is only 1 to 10% bioavailable, and for this reason, patients are asked to take the drug on an empty stomach, ...

Google previewPharmacology for the Primary Care Provider (2013)

by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew

Alendronate is a key drug because it was the first in its class and is still commonly used.

Google previewHospital for Special Surgery Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders (2006)

Diagnosis and Therapy by Stephen A. Paget

DRUGS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND METABOLIC ~ BONE DISEASES Alendronate (Fosamax) Action Alendronate is a bisphosphonate, which inhibits osteoclast activity and bone resorption but does not interfere significantly with bone ...

Google previewHealth Plan for the Adult Woman (2005)

Management Handbook by Martin Birkhauser, David Barlow, Morris Notelovitz, Margaret Rees

Alendronate is an aminobisphosphonate that has an antiresorptive potency 1000 times greater than etidronate. Alendronate has been given an A grade of recommendation for antifracture efficacy at both the spine and hip.

Google previewClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Questions for Self Assessment, Third edition (2008)

by Timothy G K Mant, Lionel D Lewis, James M Ritter, Albert Ferro

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate used in the management of Paget's disease. Bisphosphonates are also used to treat hypercalcaemia of pregnancy. They may be used in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis 164 a) b) c) d) e) 165 ...

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians (2014)

by Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate drug used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases (1) It should not be used in patients with severe kidney disease c. Pamidronate E. Tranquilizers (phenothiazines, benzodiazepines) 1. Tranquilizers ...

Google previewThe Effects of Bisphosphonates on Osteoblasts in Vitro (2007)

by MS. Aparna Naidu

Alendronate is an orally administered aminobisphosphonate commonly prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis. In 2003 ...

Google previewNatural Menopause (1996)

The Complete Guide by Susan L. Perry, Katherine O'Hanlan

Alendronate is a type of drug known as a bisphosphonate. It works by blocking the action of osteoclasts, cells whose regular job is to take away, or resorb, worn out bone cells. The removed bone cells are usually replaced, but if the osteoclasts ...

Google previewOrthopedic Nursing Secrets (2003)

by Michael E. Zychowicz

Alendronate is a highly selective inhibitor of bone resorption. It has been found to increase bone mineral density. For optimal absorption, alendronate needs to be taken on an empty stomach with 8 oz of water, at least 30 minutes before any ...

Google previewAdvances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2006)

10th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2006, Singapore, April 9-12, 2006, Proceedings by Wee Keong Ng

With ADRs like drug-symptom/diagnosis patterns, computerised systems can search health 1 Alendronate is an antiresorptive agent, approved for treatment of osteoporosis [7]. Its adverse reactions or side effects include esophagitis, diarrhoea ...

Google previewAdult Orthopaedic Nursing (2000)

by Delores Christina Schoen

Alendronate is a fairly new drug that was approved in 1995 by the FDA for the treatment of osteoporosis. Fosamax (10 mg for treatment and 5 mg for prevention ) is an aminobisphosphonate suppressive agent that is used to decrease the rate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders (2007)

by Mary Harwell Sayler, Arya Nick Shamie

Dosage and Potential Side Effects Available in generic form and under various brand names, alendronate may best be known as Fosa- max. This may be prescribed as 10 mg tablets taken daily or a 70 mg dosage taken weekly, but taking ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

ALENDRONATE. SODIUM. TRIHYDRATE. Therapeutic Function: Antiosteoporotic Chemical Name: (4-Amino-1-hydroxybutylidene)diphosphonic acid monosodium salt trihydrate Common Name: Alendronate Alendronate sodium trihydrate ...

Google previewCancer Dictionary (2004)

by Henry A. Rose

alendronate sodium A drug that affects bone metabolism. It is used in treating osteoporosis and Paget's disease, and is being studied in the treatment of hypercalcemia (abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Cancer (2005)

by Carol Turkington, Mitchell Edelson

alendronate sodium A drug that affects bone metabolism. Alendronate sodium is being studied as a possible treatment for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Alendronate AKA: Alendronate sodium, Fosamax. A drug used for the treatment of osteoporosis. Effects: There are two anecdotal cases of patients who have had improved memory and mental functioning aftertaking it. Asyet, this has notbeen ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

alendronate (a-len'dro-nat”) A biphosphonate that stops osteoclasts from absorbing bone. It increases the density of ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

alendronate allopurinol alprazolam amantadine amiodarone ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2012)

by Sherry Torkos

- Other interactions: Magnesium reduces absorption of digoxin, nitrofurantoin, anti- malarial drugs, quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline, chlorpromazine, alendronate, and etidronate ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

the Ncontaining (alendronate) and nonNcontaining (Etidronate); action: inhibits oseoclasts and bone bioresorbable 77 bisphosphonate.

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