\\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)
: a white disodium salt C2H6Na2O7P2 used to treat osteoporosis and osteitis deformans

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  • etidronate — noun Etymology: etidronic acid (of which etidronate is a salt), perhaps from ethylidene (the radical CH3CH) + hydr + phophonic acid (an acid obtained from phosphine) Date: 1971 a white sodium salt C2H6Na2O7P2 that inhibits the formation, growth,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • etidronate — 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… …   Medical 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

  • etidronate — noun Any salt or ester of etidronic acid, but especially the sodium salt, which is used to reduce calcium loss from bones …   Wiktionary

  • etidronate — et·i·dro·nate …   English syllables

  • 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

  • disodium etidronate — etidronate …   The new mediacal dictionary

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