Definition of pamidronate disodium

pamidronate disodium

(puh-MIH-droh-nayt dy-SOH-dee-um)
A drug used to treat hypercalcemia (high blood levels of calcium) caused by cancer and bone damage caused by multiple myeloma or by breast cancer that has spread to the bone. It is also used to treat Paget disease of the bone. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Pamidronate disodium may help keep bone from breaking down and prevent the loss of calcium from the bones. It is a type of bisphosphonate. Also called Aredia.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms