nuclear medicine

noun
diagnostic and therapeutic medical techniques using radionuclides or radioisotopes.

Origin:
1950–55

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

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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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Example sentences
Her uncle used x-rays and nuclear medicine machines to research biochemistry.
He discovered the chemical composition of the human body, and was a pioneer in
  the development of nuclear medicine.
They are accomplished by technicians who have mastered nuclear medicine
  technologies.
Every year, doctors around the world carry out tens of millions of procedures
  involving nuclear medicine.
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