et·i·dro·nate .ēt-ə-'drō-.nāt, .et- n a white disodium bisphosphonate salt C2H6Na2O7P2 that inhibits the formation, growth, and dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals and is used esp. to treat Paget's disease of bone and to prevent or treat heterotopic ossification (as that associated with hip-replacement surgery) called also etidronate disodium

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a bisphosphonates drug that is administered orally to treat Paget's disease and (in combination with calcium carbonate) to treat and prevent osteoporosis of the vertebrae, including postmenopausal osteoporosis. Side-effects include diarrhoea and nausea. Trade names: Didronel, Didronel PMO.

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eti·dro·nate (EHDP) (e-tĭ-droґnāt) a diphosphonate compound that inhibits the resorption and deposition of hydroxyapatite crystals in bone and is used for treatment of various mineralization disorders of bone. Because of its affinity for sites of osteoid mineralization, it is also used as a complex with technetium 99m in bone scanning; see table at technetium.

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  • etidronate — ˌēd.əˈdrōˌnāt, ˌed.ə noun also etidronate disodium ( s) Etymology: etidronic acid, of which etidronate is a salt (perhaps from ethylidene + hydr + phosphonic acid) + ate (I) …   Useful english dictionary

  • etidronate — disodium etidronate; n.; see bisphosphonates …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • etidronate disodium — noun see etidronate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • etidronate disodium — A drug that affects bone resorption, used in the treatment of Paget disease, heterotopic ossification, and hypercalcemia of malignancy. * * * [USP] the disodium salt of etidronate; used to treat …   Medical dictionary

  • etidronate disodium — noun see etidronate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • etidronate — A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates are used as treatment for hypercalcemia (abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood) and for cancer that has spread to the bone (bone metastases) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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