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radiopharmaceutical

Syllabification: ra·di·o·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōˌfärməˈso͞odik(ə)l
 
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Definition of radiopharmaceutical in English:

noun

A radioactive compound used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Example sentences
  • Although targeted radiopharmaceuticals and smart imaging agents are still in the early stages of development, several industry analysts characterized these technologies as having the ability to transform the imaging business.
  • Other drugs that should be used with caution during lactation include amiodarone, cyclosporine, lithium, estrogens and radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Creating radiopharmaceuticals that effectively treat cancer with little or no side-effects has been a goal for many medicinal chemists.

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