diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.
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Origin of nuclear medicine
First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear medicine
the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
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Medicine definitions for nuclear medicine
The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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