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Substance Name: Bisphosphonates
ID: D004164000


  • Organic compounds which contain P-C-P bonds, where P stands for phosphonates or phosphonic acids. These compounds affect calcium metabolism. They inhibit ectopic calcification and slow down bone resorption and bone turnover. Technetium complexes of diphosphonates have been used successfully as bone scanning agents.

Classification Code

  • Bone Density Conservation Agents
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MeSH Heading

  • Diphosphonates


  • Bisphosphonates
  • Diphosphonates

Registry Number

  • D004164000