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    What are bisphosphonates?

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  • Catherine Voutier

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    Clinical Librarian at Melbourne Health. Part of my portfolio is to teach consumers how to find and assess medical evidence. View Profile

    From Medical Subject Headings  - National Library of Medicine: Bisphosponates are 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 (bisphosphonates) have been used successfully as bone scanning agents.

    For a plain language guide on bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, check out this information sheet from the US Hormone Health Network: http://www.hormone.org/Resources/upload/FS_OBH_Bisphosphonates_Osteoporosis_EN-6-12.pdf

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