radium therapy

radium therapy
noun Date: 1904 radiotherapy

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  • radium therapy — noun the use of radium in radiation therapy • Syn: ↑Curietherapy • Hypernyms: ↑radiotherapy, ↑radiation therapy, ↑radiation, ↑actinotherapy, ↑irradiation * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • radium therapy — treatment of disease by means of radium. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • radium — n. Chem. a radioactive metallic element orig. obtained from pitchblende etc., used esp. in luminous materials and in radiotherapy. Usage: Symb.: Ra. Phrases and idioms: radium bomb a container holding a large quantity of radium and used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • radium —   n. rare radioactive metallic element found in pitchblende, etc.    ♦ radium therapy,   n. medical treatment by radium …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Radium — The celebrated radioactive element discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898. * * * A metallic element, atomic no. 88, extracted in very minute quantities from pitchblende; 226Ra, its longest lived isotope, is produced as an intermediate in… …   Medical dictionary

  • radium — /ray dee euhm/, n. 1. Chem. a highly radioactive metallic element whose decay yields radon gas and alpha rays. Symbol: Ra; at. wt.: 226; at. no.: 88. 2. a lustrous rayon or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and used in women s apparel,… …   Universalium

  • therapy — 1. The treatment of disease or disorder by any method. SEE ALSO: therapeutics. 2. In psychiatry, and clinical psychology, a short term for psychotherapy. SEE ALSO: psychotherapy …   Medical dictionary

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