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View in Spanish: Cloruro de estroncio Sr 89

Strontium chloride Sr 89 (STRON-shee-um KLOR-ide …)
A salt form of the radioactive metal strontium-89 that is absorbed by a part of growing bone. It is being studied in the treatment of bone pain caused by cancer that has spread to the bone.

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