radiosodium

noun

ra·​dio·​so·​di·​um -ˈsōd-ē-əm How to pronounce radiosodium (audio)
: radioactive sodium
especially : a heavy isotope having the mass number 24 that is produced in nuclear reactors and is used in the form of a salt (as sodium chloride) chiefly in biochemical tracer studies

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“Radiosodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/radiosodium. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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