NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
- risedronate sodium
The hemipentahydrate monosodium salt of risedronic acid, a synthetic pyridinyl bisphosphonate. Risedronic acid binds to hydroxyapatite crystals in bone and inhibits osteoclast-dependent bone resorption. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Risedronate US brand name: Actonel Abbreviation: RISE Code name: NE-58095 Chemical structure: monosodium (1-hydroxy-2-(3-pyridinyl)ethylidene)bisphosphonate hemipentahydrate