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A bisphosphonate drug, C4H13NO7P2, that inhibits bone resorption and is used in the form of its sodium salt to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
[Probably a(mino) + (buty)l(id)en(e), one of its constituents (butyl + -id(e) + -ene) + (hy)dr(oxy) + (bisphosph)onate.]
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|Noun||1.||alendronate - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause|
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alendronate, alendronate sodium(USAN), alendronic acid (INN) n alendronato, alendronato sódico, ácido alendrónico (INN)
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