Bisphosphonate meaning

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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.
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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.
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Origin of bisphosphonate

  • bis– phosphon(ic acid) phosphorous acid (from phosphonium) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition