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View in Spanish: Gluconato de calcio

Calcium gluconate (KAL-see-um GLOO-koh-nayt)
The mineral calcium, combined with a form of the sugar glucose. It is used to prevent and treat bone loss. It is also being studied in the treatment of bone loss and nerve damage caused by chemotherapy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.