a·len·dro·nate (ə-lĕnʹdrə-nāt') n.
A synthetic drug analogue of pyrophosphate that acts primarily on bone to inhibit its resorption and is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  [Probably amino + (buty)l(id)en(e), a bivalent hydrocarbon radical (butyl + -ide + -ene) + hydroxy + (phosph)onate, chemical compound name (phosphonium, -ate2).]

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