Calcimimetic

A calcimimetic is a drug that mimics the action of calcium on tissues, by allosteric activation of the calcium-sensing receptor that is expressed in various human organ tissues. Calcimimetics are used to treat hyperparathyroidism. Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic. Cinacalcet (brand name Sensipar) is the only drug of this class. Cinacalcet mimics calci...
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Calcimimetic

Calcimimetic: A drug in a class of orally active, small molecules that decrease the secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by activating calcium receptors. The secretion of PTH is normally regulated by the calcium-sensing receptor. Calcimimetic agents increase the sensitivity of this receptor to calcium, which inhibits the release of parathyroid ho...
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