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A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.

ra′di·o·phar′ma·ceu′ti·cal adj.
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(ˌreɪ di oʊˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl)

1. a radioactive drug used diagnostically or therapeutically.
2. of or pertaining to radiopharmaceuticals.
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Noun1.radiopharmaceutical - pharmaceutical consisting of a radioactive compound used in radiation therapy
pharmaceutic, pharmaceutical - drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
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