Definitions

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  • noun A nuclide that exhibits radioactivity.

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  • noun physics a radioactive nuclide

Etymologies

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radio- +‎ nuclide

Examples

  • Even though their HDL levels decreased, these patients showed reversal of their heart disease using state-of-the-art measures such as quantitative coronary arteriography, cardiac PET scans, thallium scans, and radionuclide ventriculography in randomized controlled trials published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

    Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Truth

  • The agency said it could measure radionuclide levels in food and can also utilize the Food Emergency Response Network, which includes food-testing laboratories across the country.

    Nuclear Impact on Marine Life Is Expected to Be Minimal

  • But, no treatment was provided because level of contamination for the workers and also public people not so high…Fortunately, there are no workers or public people requiring treatment for radiation exposure or contamination with radionuclide.

    Quick Action Prevented Serious Impact From Fukushima Accident

  • But, no treatment was provided because level of contamination for the workers and also public people not so high…Fortunately, there are no workers or public people requiring treatment for radiation exposure or contamination with radionuclide.

    Quick Action Prevented Serious Impact From Fukushima Accident

  • Even though their HDL levels decreased, these patients showed reversal of their heart disease using state-of-the-art measures such as quantitative coronary arteriography, cardiac PET scans, thallium scans, and radionuclide ventriculography in randomized controlled trials published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

    Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Truth

  • The half-life is the time it takes for a radionuclide to lose half of its own radioactivity.

    Plutonium

  • Each radionuclide contained in the waste has a half-life - the time taken for half of its atoms to decay and thus for it to lose half of its radioactivity.

    Nuclear waste management

  • There's this other thing called 'radionuclide decay'.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A positron-emitting radionuclide is introduced, usually by injection, and accumulates in the target tissue.

    Radioisotopes in medicine

  • The short range of very energetic alpha emissions in tissue means that a large fraction of that radiative energy goes into the targeted cancer cells, once a carrier has taken the alpha-emitting radionuclide to exactly the right place.

    Radioisotopes in medicine

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