Alendronic acid is a bisphosphonate, which is used for the treatment of bone diseases.It inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption with no direct effect on bone formation. Preclinical studies have shown preferential localization of alendronate to sites of active resorption. Activity of osteoclasts is inhibited, but recruitment or attachment of osteoclasts is not affected. The bone formed during treatment with alendronate is of normal quality.
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