[rey-dee-oh-fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l]

noun Pharmacology.

any of a number of radioactive drugs used diagnostically or therapeutically.

Nearby words

  1. radiopager,
  2. radiopaque,
  3. radiopathology,
  4. radiopelvimetry,
  5. radiophare,
  6. radiophone,
  7. radiophonic,
  8. radiophosphorus,
  9. radiophotograph,
  10. radiophylaxis

Origin of radiopharmaceutical

First recorded in 1950–55; radio- + pharmaceutical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for radiopharmaceutical




A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.
Related formsra′di•o•phar′ma•ceuti•cal adj.

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