ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Radiopharmaceuticals

Drugs (compounds or materials) that may be labeled or tagged with a radioisotope. These materials are largely physiological or subpharmacological in action, and, in many cases, function much like materials found in the body. The principal risk associated with these materials is the consequent radiation exposure to the body or to specific organ systems when they are injected into the body.

Publication Source: Committees on Human Research

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