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Definition of Radioisotope

Radioisotope: A version of a chemical element that has an unstable nucleus and emits radiation during its decay to a stable form. Radioisotopes have important uses in medical diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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