fluorothymidine F 18

fluorothymidine F 18
A radioactive substance being studied in the diagnosis of cancer. Fluorothymidine F 18 is injected into the patient's blood and gives off radiation as it breaks down. It helps make clear pictures of tumors during positron emission tomography (PET) scans. It is a type of radiopharmaceutical.

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  • fluorothymidine — noun Any of several fluoro derivatives of thymidine that have biological activity …   Wiktionary

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