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 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 10 Aug. 2020 After an echocardiogram, a heart nuclear medicine scan, a chest x-ray, and other tests came back negative, doctors finally ordered a lung CT scan in early July. Robert Langreth, Bloomberg.com, "Brain Deficits, Nerve Pain Can Torment Covid Patients for Months," 28 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 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, "Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado," 10 Aug. 2020

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Nuclear medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclear%20medicine. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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