Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ra'de-o-kem'is-tre


  1. The science of using radionuclides to synthesize labeled compounds for biochemical or biologic research, or radiopharmaceuticals for clinical diagnostic studies.
  2. The study of methods of labeling compounds with radionuclides.
  3. The science concerned with the effects of ionizing or nuclear radiation on chemical reactions or materials.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.