radiopharmaceutical

noun
ra·​dio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ˌrā-dē-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsü-ti-kəl \

Definition of radiopharmaceutical 

: a radioactive drug used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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radiopharmaceutical adjective

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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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The first known use of radiopharmaceutical was in 1952

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radiopharmaceutical

noun
ra·​dio·​phar·​ma·​ceu·​ti·​cal | \ˌrād-ē-ō-ˌfär-mə-ˈsüt-i-kəl \

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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