noun Date: 1952 a radioactive drug used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes • radiopharmaceutical adjective

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  • radiopharmaceutical — [rā΄dē ō fär΄mə so͞ot′i kəl, rā΄dē mō fär΄məsyo͞ot′i kəl] n. a radioactive drug, compound, etc. used in physiological study or in the diagnosis and treatment of disease …   English World dictionary

  • radiopharmaceutical — A radioactive chemical or pharmaceutic preparation, labeled with a radionuclide in tracer or therapeutic concentration, used as a diagnostic or therapeutic agent. * * * ra·dio·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal .rād ē ō .fär mə süt i kəl …   Medical dictionary

  • radiopharmaceutical — noun pharmaceutical consisting of a radioactive compound used in radiation therapy • Hypernyms: ↑pharmaceutical, ↑pharmaceutic * * * radiopharmaceutical pharmacist, pharmacology (etc.), pharmacy: see radio 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Radiopharmaceutical — …   Википедия

  • radiopharmaceutical — /ray dee oh fahr meuh sooh ti keuhl/, n. Pharm. any of a number of radioactive drugs used diagnostically or therapeutically. [1950 55; RADIO + PHARMACEUTICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • radiopharmaceutical — noun Any radioactive substance used as a pharmaceutical …   Wiktionary

  • radiopharmaceutical — ra·dio·pharmaceutical …   English syllables

  • radiopharmaceutical — ra•di•o•phar•ma•ceu•ti•cal [[t]ˌreɪ di oʊˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl[/t]] n. 1) pha a radioactive drug used diagnostically or therapeutically 2) of or pertaining to radiopharmaceuticals • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • radiopharmaceutical — /ˌreɪdioʊfaməˈsjutɪkəl/ (say .raydeeohfahmuh syoohtikuhl) noun a radioactive pharmaceutical, used in nuclear medicine as a tracer in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases …   Australian English dictionary

  • radiopharmaceutical — A drug containing a radioactive substance that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and in pain management of bone metastases. Also called a radioactive drug …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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