Technetium (99mTc) medronic acid

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Technetium (99mTc) medronic acid
Tc-99m medronic acid skeletal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Methylenebis(phosphonic acid) technetium (99mTc)
Clinical data
Legal status
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Routes intravenous
Identifiers
ATC code V09BA02
PubChem CID 157443
Chemical data
Formula CH6O6P2 • x99mTc
Mol. mass unknown
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Technetium (99mTc) medronic acid is a pharmaceutical product used in nuclear medicine to localize bone metastases[1] as well as other diseases that can alter the natural turn-over in the bone.[2]

Chemistry[edit]

The drug is a complex of medronic acid, the simplest bisphosphonate, with technetium-99m (99mTc), a radionuclide that emits gamma rays. The exact structure of the complex is not known.[2][3]

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