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Diphosphonates MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Diphosphonates
Tree Number(s)
D02.705.429.500
Unique ID
D004164
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004164
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Bisphosphonate
Bisphosphonates
Pharm Action
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Organophosphorus Compounds (1971-1976)
Phosphonic Acids (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note
77
History Note
77
Date Established
1977/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/04/16
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Diphosphonates Preferred
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