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diphosphonate

noun di·phos·pho·nate \ (ˌ)dī-ˈfäs-fə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of diphosphonate

:bisphosphonate
  • The intermittent or continuous use of diphosphonates, which also have antiresorptive properties, may be no better than the use of estrogen or calcitonin.
  • —Robert LindsayThe New England Journal of Medicine22 Mar. 1990

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