atomic cocktail

noun
an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug

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noun
: a radioactive substance (as sodium iodide) administered orally in water to patients with cancer

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Informal.
an oral dose of a radioactive substance used in the treatment or diagnosis of cancer.

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atomic cocktail,
a liquid suspension of radioactive isotopes of iodine, phosphorus, or some other element, given orally in the treatment of some types of cancer.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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