nuclear medicine


noun

diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.

Origin of nuclear medicine

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear medicine

nuclear medicine


noun

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

nuclear medicine


n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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