Methylene diphosphonate

Methylene diphosphonate

IUPAC_name = phosphonomethylphosphonic acid

CAS_number = 1984-15-2
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PubChem = 16124
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molecular_weight = 176.002 g/mol
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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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