Definition of Diphosphonates

1. Noun. (plural of diphosphonate) ¹



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Medical Definition of Diphosphonates

1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diphosphonates

diphosphide
diphosphides
diphosphinane
diphosphine
diphosphines
diphosphinine
diphosphirane
diphosphocane
diphosphoinositide
diphosphoinositides
diphosphokinase
diphosphokinases
diphosphole
diphospholine
diphosphonate
diphosphonates (current term)
diphosphonite
diphosphopyridine nucleotide
diphosphoric acid
diphosphorus
diphosphorylated
diphosphothiamin
diphosphotransferases
diphoton
diphotons
diphthamide
diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
diphtheria antitoxin
diphtheria antitoxin unit

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