nuclear medicine


noun

diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.

Nearby words

  1. nuclear isomerism,
  2. nuclear jaundice,
  3. nuclear magnetic resonance,
  4. nuclear magnetic resonance scanner,
  5. nuclear magneton,
  6. nuclear membrane,
  7. nuclear ophthalmoplegia,
  8. nuclear option,
  9. nuclear physics,
  10. nuclear pore

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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