\dˈɪfəsfˌɒne͡ɪts], \dˈɪfəsfˌɒneɪts], \d_ˈɪ_f_ə_s_f_ˌɒ_n_eɪ_t_s]\
Definitions of DIPHOSPHONATES
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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.
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