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nuclear medicine

diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.
Origin of nuclear medicine
1950-55 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclear medicine

nuclear medicine

the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
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nuclear medicine in Medicine

nuclear medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radionuclides in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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