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Medical Term:

fluorodeoxyglucose

Pronunciation: flu-ro'de-oks'e-glu'-kos

Definition: A radio-fluorine derivative used to trace metabolic activity or detect malignant tissue; commonly used as the agent in positron emission tomography (PET).

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