bisphosphonate

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bis·phos·pho·nate

 (bĭs′fŏs′fə-nāt′)
n.
Any of a class of drugs that decrease bone resorption by inhibiting osteoclasts, used in the treatment of osteoporosis, Paget's disease, bone metastases, and other conditions. Also called diphosphonate.

[bis- + phosphon(ic acid), phosphorous acid (from phosphonium) + -ate.]

bisphosphonate

(ˌbɪsˈfɒsfəneɪt)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug of a class that inhibits the resorption of bone; used in treating certain bone disorders, esp osteoporosis
Translations

bisphosphonate

n bisfosfonato
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