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NCI Drug Dictionary


cinacalcet hydrochloride 
The orally bioavailable hydrochloride salt of the calcimimetic cinacalcet. Cinacalcet increases the sensitivity of calcium-sensing receptors on chief cells in the parathyroid gland to extracellular calcium, thereby reducing parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. A reduction in PTH levels inhibits osteoclast activity, which may result in a decrease in cortical bone turnover and bone fibrosis, and normalization of serum calcium and phosphorus levels. In addition, by reducing PTH levels, cinacalcet may reduce PSA levels; PTH appears to raise PSA levels and may increase prostate cancer cell growth. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Sensipar
Foreign brand name:Mimpara
Chemical structure:N-[1(R)-(1-Naphthyl)ethyl]-N-[3-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]propyl]amine hydrochloride