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radiopharmaceutical

[ rey-dee-oh-fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl /
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noun Pharmacology.
any of a number of radioactive drugs used diagnostically or therapeutically.
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Origin of radiopharmaceutical

First recorded in 1950–55; radio- + pharmaceutical
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Medical definitions for radiopharmaceutical

radiopharmaceutical
[ rā′dē-ō-fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl ]

n.
A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.

Other words from radiopharmaceutical

ra′di•o•phar′ma•ceuti•cal adj.
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