Glossary Term:

Title

radiopharmaceuticals

Phonetic

<b>ray</b>-dee-oh-<b>farm</b>-uh-<b>SUIT</b>-ih-kulz

Description

a group of drugs that include radioactive elements or radioisotopes, such as strontium-89 or samarium-153, which are given into a vein (intravenously or IV) to treat bone pain related to cancer that has spread to the bones. See also radioisotope, strontium-89.