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nuclear medicine

[ noo-klee-er med-uh-sin, nyoo- ]

noun

  1. diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.


nuclear medicine

noun

  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nuclear medicine1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

Reports show that annual CT and nuclear medicine scans may cause 40,000 fatal cancers.

Also important in the field of nuclear medicine is the veterinary scientist.

Nurses in nuclear medicine understand how to handle radioactivity.

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