atomic cocktail

noun

atomic cock·​tail -ˈkäk-ˌtāl How to pronounce atomic cocktail (audio)
: a radioactive substance (as iodide of sodium) dissolved in water and administered orally to patients with cancer

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“Atomic cocktail.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/atomic%20cocktail. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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