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a radioactive pharmaceutical, nuclide, or other chemical used for diagnostic purposes or for radiation therapy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A radioactive chemical or pharmaceutic preparation, labeled with a radionuclide in tracer or therapeutic concentration, used as a diagnostic or therapeutic agent.
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A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.

ra′di·o·phar′ma·ceu′ti·cal adj.
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Radioactive drug Radiology A drug, compound or other material labeled or tagged with a radioisotope, which is used to diagnose or treat cancer and manage pain of bone metastases
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A therapeutic agent chemically bound to a radionuclide.
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A radioactive pharmaceutical or chemical (usually radioactive iodine or cobalt) used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
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This Somerset site serves as a launch facility for AZEDRA and will also provide manufacturing support for the company's development stage radiopharmaceuticals. In August 2018, Alliance Medical Group (a Division of Life Healthcare Group) acquired Piramal Imaging and renamed it as Life Molecular Imaging (LMI).
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David Carr said: "GE is the largest manufacturer of cyclotrons globally, and through our strategic partnership with Wadi Jeddah, we can contribute to developing the market for radiopharmaceutical FDG products in the Western region of the Kingdom.'
The idea is to concentrate their knowledge in order to accelerate the creation and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals and positron emission tomography (PET) biomarkers, which are used to detect and treat such complex health conditions as cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders.
The advent of new agents that can home in on molecular targets, such as cancer cells, opens new doors for designing radiopharmaceuticals. Attaching radioactive isotopes to such agents may provide a way to more precisely deliver highly localized radiation therapy or allow researchers to better find and track metastatic tumors or more effectively monitor the progress of therapy.
In general, the radiopharmaceutical administered during the examination will be eliminated naturally from your body in 1 or 2 days.
In folate receptor targeting, the folate moiety of the folate-based radiopharmaceutical acts as targeting molecule for both diagnosis and therapy.
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Zevacor Molecular is currently developing a new, high capacity radiopharmaceutical production facility near Indianapolis, which will house a 70meV cyclotron.