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Methylene diphosphonate

Methylene diphosphonate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
phosphonomethylphosphonic acid
CAS number 1984-15-2
ATC code  ?
PubChem 16124
Chemical data
Formula CH6O6P2 
Mol. mass 176.002 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
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Therapeutic considerations
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Methylene diphosphonate (MDP or medronic acid) is a pharmaceutical product used especially in nuclear medicine, linked to 99mTc, as a marker to avoid the Single Photon Emission Scintigraphy, or SPECT, to localize carcinogentic bone metastasis as well as other diseases that can alter the natural turn-over in bone.

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