Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An injectable drug containing an isotope of the radioactive element technetium, used in nuclear medicine imaging primarily to visualize the heart muscle, parathyroid glands, and breast tissue.

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  • noun medicine A derivative of radioactive technetium used in nuclear imaging

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sesta-, perhaps alteration (influenced by Latin sex, six) of hexakis-, prefix indicating six in chemical names (from the six ligands bound to its central technetium ion ) + m(ethoxy)i(so)b(utyl)i(sonitrile).]

Examples

  • FDA inspectors also reported that Ben Venue failed to investigate an excessive amount of defects for a batch of sestamibi, a radiopharmaceutical agent used in medical imaging.

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  • Cardiolite technetium Tc-99m sestamibi, 28, 154-55

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  • Cardiolite technetium Tc-99m sestamibi, 28, 154-55

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  • But a newer isotope, Cardiolite technetium Tc-99m sestamibi, seems to resolve this problem.

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  • But a newer isotope, Cardiolite technetium Tc-99m sestamibi, seems to resolve this problem.

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  • In vitro uptake of Tc-99m sestamibi was increased approximately two-fold in cells infected with an adenovirus vector that expressed MDR1 shRNA (Ad-shMDR1) and I-125 uptake was

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  • In vivo uptake of Tc-99m sestamibi and Tc-99m pertechnetate was twofold and 10-fold higher for Ad-shMDR1 and Ad-hNIS-infected tumors as compared with tumors infected with a control adenovirus construct that expressed β-galactrosidase (Ad-LacZ), respectively.

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  • Things like that make a big impression! sestamibi | 3.19.09 @ 4: 38PM

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  • What we're trying to do is just on the radio Pharmaceutical side with the generated pricing and generic sestamibi both initiatives have gone well but unfortunately they both affected by our inability to get our full supply of Malli from the Netherlands plant.

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  • Near the end of the quarter we launched a generic version of Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets and TussiCaps in our pharmaceutical segment as well as generic sestamibi in Imaging.

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