Definition of Nuclear medicine

1. Noun. The branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells.

Generic synonyms: Medical Specialty, Medicine

Definition of Nuclear medicine

1. Noun. (medicine) The branch of medicine that uses radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease ¹

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Medical Definition of Nuclear medicine

1. The branch of medicine pertaining to diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative use of radioactive chemical elements. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclear Medicine

nuclear holocaust
nuclear holocausts
nuclear hyaloplasm
nuclear hydrogen detection meter
nuclear inclusion bodies
nuclear jaundice
nuclear lamina
nuclear layers of retina
nuclear localization signal
nuclear magnetic pulse
nuclear magnetic resonance
nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
nuclear magnetic resonance tomography
nuclear magneton
nuclear matrix
nuclear medicine (current term)
nuclear medicine physician
nuclear meltdown
nuclear membrane
nuclear membranes
nuclear ophthalmoplegia
nuclear pacemaker
nuclear physician
nuclear physicist
nuclear physics
nuclear pore
nuclear pore complex
nuclear power
nuclear power plant
nuclear power station

Literary usage of Nuclear medicine

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1. Nuclear Legislation: Analytical Study : Regulatory and Institutional by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"The use of unsealed radioactive sources on humans is limited to physicians who have undergone specialised training in nuclear medicine and who have been ..."

2. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"In nuclear medicine imaging for diagnosis of common diseases, ... 2.7.7 Nuclear diagnostic imaging nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging is a unique technique ..."

3. Latex Allergies and the Health Care Industry by Charlie Norwood (2000)
"... NY 1975: National Naval Medical Center, Diplomate, Officer's Program in Nuclear Medicine and Radioisotopes 1977-1980: Johns Hopkins University, ..."

4. Small Business Innovation Research: Program Solicitation (1993)
"Molecular nuclear medicine—Grant applications are sought for the development of radiolabeled molecular probes that target specific disease-associated ..."

5. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"A wide variety of radioisótopos are recovered by chemical processing and distributed to the nuclear medicine research community. ..."

6. Creating the New World: Stories & Images from the Dawn of the Atomic Age by Theodore Rockwell (2003)
"Seventy-one year old Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel laureate medical physicist, one of the founders of the new discipline of nuclear medicine, was outside in the cold ..."

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