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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Ranelato de estroncio

Strontium ranelate (STRON-chee-um RAN-uh-layt)
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Strontium ranelate helps new bone tissue to grow and decreases bone loss. This lowers the risk of bone fractures.



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