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  • n. Any drug that mimics the action of calcium on tissues.

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  • Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a human monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and

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  • Cinacalcet is a first-in-class calcimimetic that modulates the activity of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaR).

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  • Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic agent that is approved for the treatment SHPT in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis and for the reduction of hypercalcaemia in patients with parathyroid carcinoma and with primary HPT for whom parathyroidectomy would be indicated on the basis of serum calcium levels (as defined by relevant treatment guidelines).

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