radioactive phosphorous

radioactive phosphorous

Any of the radionuclides of phosphorous, in particular 32P, which has a half-life of 14 days and is used in implant brachytherapy for managing endometrial and ovarian cancers, and as a tracer to diagnose ocular and other tumours.
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