radiofrequency identification


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radiofrequency identification

(rād″ē-ō-frē′kwĕn-sē) [ radio + frequency],

RFID

A method of labeling a drug or device with a unique electronic code to ensure that the object has been manufactured, stored, distributed, inventoried, and marketed legitimately. RFID devices provide electronic tags to prevent adulteration, counterfeiting, or theft of health care-related products.
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