radio pharmaceutical


noun Pharmacology.
any of a number of radioactive drugs used diagnostically or therapeutically.

1950–55; radio- + pharmaceutical Unabridged
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radiopharmaceutical ra·di·o·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal (rā'dē-ō-fär'mə-sōō'tĭ-kəl)
A radioactive compound used in diagnostiis or therapy.

ra'di·o·phar'ma·ceu'ti·cal adj.
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