nuclear medicine

noun

Definition of nuclear medicine

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

Examples of nuclear medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this month, Novartis took the surprising step of voluntarily suspending production of two therapies that use nuclear medicine to target and treat cancer cells, and also halted clinical trials for one of the treatments. Ed Silverman, STAT, 3 June 2022 Due to manufacturing issues, Novartis has voluntarily suspended production of two therapies that use nuclear medicine to target and treat cancer cells. Ed Silverman, STAT, 9 May 2022 That is about 500 times the radiation dose the skin or tissue would normally receive in a nuclear medicine imaging procedure. Daniel Fass, STAT, 30 Dec. 2021 Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nuclear medicine

1952, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2022

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“Nuclear medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclear%20medicine. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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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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