Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Dictionary » Gallium nitrate

Gallium nitrate

Introduction: Gallium nitrate

Description of Gallium nitrate

Gallium nitrate: A drug that lowers blood calcium. Used as treatment for hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood) and for cancer that has spread to the bone (bone metastases).
Source: National Institute of Health

Gallium nitrate: A hydrated nitrate salt of the group IIIa element gallium with potential use in the treatment of malignancy-associated hypercalcemia. Gallium nitrate localizes preferentially to areas of bone resorption and remodeling and inhibits osteoclast-mediated resorption by enhancing hydroxyapatite crystallization and reduction of bone mineral solubility. This agent also increases calcium and phosphorous deposition into bone and may increase collagen synthesis. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Gallium nitrate: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Gallium nitrate:

Interesting Medical Articles:

Medical dictionaries:

More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Increased risk of intestinal side effects
  • Increased risk of joint bleeding
  • Increased risk of lithium poisoning
  • Increased risk of low potassium levels
  • Increased risk of lung cancer
  • Increased risk of parkinsonism
  • Increased risk of peptic ulcer
  • Increased risk of potassium retention
  • Increased risk of pseudotumor cerebri
  • Increased risk of reduced blood sugar
  • Increased risk of seizure
  • Increased risk of side effect
  • Increased risk of side effects
  • Increased risk of skin irritation
  • Increased risk of stomach irritation

    Find out more

    Search to find out more about Gallium nitrate:

    powered by

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise