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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

calcium citrate 
The citrate salt of calcium. An element necessary for normal nerve, muscle, and cardiac function, calcium as the citrate salt helps to maintain calcium balance and prevent bone loss when taken orally. This agent may also be chemopreventive for colon and other cancers. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Tricalcium Citrate
US brand name:Citracal
Foreign brand name:Acicontral
Abbreviation:CALCIT
Chemical structure:2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic Acid, Calcium Salt (2:3)