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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
radiopharmaceuticalRadioactive 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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
A radioactive pharmaceutical or chemical (usually radioactive iodine or cobalt) used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.