an inhibitor of bone resorption, used to treat malignancy-associated hypercalcemia, Paget's disease of bone, and osteolytic metastasis secondary to breast cancer or myeloma; used as the disodium salt. Complexed with technetium 99m it is used in bone imaging.
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pamidronateAredia® Metabolism A 2nd-generation biphosphonate used to manage osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. See Biphosphonate, Osteoporosis.
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pamidronateA BISPHOSPHONATE drug that prevents bone reabsorption by interfering with the action of osteoclasts. The drug has been used to treat cancer bone metastases and MULTIPLE MYELOMA. A brand name is Aredia.
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