radiopharmaceutical

noun
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

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radiopharmaceutical adjective

Examples of radiopharmaceutical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And it can be incorporated into a variety of chemicals, called radiopharmaceuticals, that accumulate preferentially in different bodily organs. The Economist, "New ways to make molybdenum-99," 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, baltimoresun.com, "Julia W. ‘Judy’ Buchanan, medical book editor, dies," 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, "Novartis to Buy Cancer-Drug Maker Endocyte for $2.1 Billion," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of radiopharmaceutical

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiopharmaceutical.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiopharmaceutical. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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radiopharmaceutical

noun
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

radiopharmaceutical

adjective

Medical Definition of radiopharmaceutical (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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