a radioactive isotope of phosphorus, used as a chemotherapeutic agent.
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- phosphorous acid,
- phosphorus pentoxide,
- phosphorus sesquisulfide,
- phosphorus trichloride,
- phosphoryl group
Also called radiophosphorus.
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A radioactive beta-emitting isotope of phosphorus having a half-life of 14.3 days and used as a tracer in studies of the metabolism of nucleic acids and phospholipids, and also used in the treatment of certain diseases of the osseous and hematopoietic systems.
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