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Definition of Radiopharmaceutical

Radiopharmaceutical Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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radiopharmaceutical
n : pharmaceutical consisting of a radioactive compound used in radiation therapy

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Noun
1. pharmaceutical consisting of a radioactive compound used in radiation therapy
(hypernym) pharmaceutical
Radiopharmaceutical Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Radiopharmacology is the study and preparation of radiopharmaceuticals, which are radioactive pharmaceuticals. Radiopharmaceuticals are used in the field of nuclear medicine as tracers in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Many radiopharmaceuticals use technetium-99m (Tc-99m) which has many useful properties as a gamma-emitting tracer nuclide. In the book Technetium a total of 31 different radiopharmaceuticals based on Tc-99m are listed for imaging and functional studies of the brain, myocardium, thyroid, lungs, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, skeleton, blood and tumors.

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Radiopharmaceutical Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A drug containing a radioactive substance that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and in pain management of bone metastases. Also called a radioactive drug.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.