ra·​dio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsü-ti-kəl How to pronounce radiopharmaceutical (audio) \

Definition of radiopharmaceutical

: a radioactive drug used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

Other Words from radiopharmaceutical

radiopharmaceutical adjective

Examples of radiopharmaceutical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, clinicians estimated that all of the radiopharmaceutical may have ended up in the patient’s arm tissue. Daniel Fass, STAT, 30 Dec. 2021 An extravasation of the same radiopharmaceutical into a patient’s arm was presented at a recent Health Physics Society meeting. Daniel Fass, STAT, 30 Dec. 2021 Its headquarters was moved to London after GE bought Amersham plc, which makes radiopharmaceutical products used in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures, in 2003. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2020 And it can be incorporated into a variety of chemicals, called radiopharmaceuticals, that accumulate preferentially in different bodily organs. The Economist, 23 Nov. 2019 Interested in medical research, Mrs. Buchanan came to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1959, where her first job was in nuclear medicine, then an emerging specialty, working in the lab performing experiments related to radiopharmaceutical development. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 14 Oct. 2019 Chief Executive Vasant Narasimhan said the early success of that product, Lutathera, had underlined the potential of radiopharmaceuticals. Donato Paolo Mancini, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of radiopharmaceutical

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiopharmaceutical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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ra·​dio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ ˌrād-ē-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsüt-i-kəl How to pronounce radiopharmaceutical (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiopharmaceutical

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a radioactive drug used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes



Medical Definition of radiopharmaceutical (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a radiopharmaceutical radiopharmaceutical agents

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