nuclear medicine

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

Definition of nuclear medicine

: a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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First Known Use of nuclear medicine

1952

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nuclear medicine

noun

medical Definition of nuclear medicine

: a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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