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Diphosphonates

"Diphosphonates" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diphosphonates" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Diphosphonates" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 307 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 34 publications in 2011
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