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Introduction: Etidronate

Description of Etidronate

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).
Source: National Institute of Health

Etidronate: A synthetic therapeutic diphosphonate analogue of endogenous pyrophosphate. As a member of the family of drugs known as bisphosphonates, etidronate disodium differs from endogenous pyrophosphate in its resistance to enzymatic hydrolysis. This agent adsorbs to hydroxyapatite cells and reduces the number of osteoclasts, thereby inhibiting abnormal bone resorption. Etidronate may also directly stimulate bone formation by osteoblasts. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Etidronate: ethane-1-hydroxy-1,1-diphosphonate; a diphosphonate compound that affects calcium metabolism and inhibits the resorption and deposition of hydroxyapatite crystals in bone.
Source: CRISP

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