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Definition of "radioimmunoassay" [radioimmunoassay]

  • A procedure that measures minute amounts of a substance, such as a hormone or drug, by quantitating the binding, or the inhibition of binding, of a radiolabeled substance to an antibody. (noun)

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Use "radioimmunoassay" in a sentence
  • "She and a younger colleague, Solomon Berson, developed methods for the radioimmunoassay -- an analytic tool that allows investigators to survey minute quantities of hormones, viruses, and chemicals in human beings."
  • "Rosalyn Yalow (1921 -), "medical physicist" who "won a Nobel prize for her work developing the radioimmunoassay technique""
  • "These initial experiments led to the discovery of radioimmunoassay (RIA), an ingenious application of nuclear physics in clinical medicine."
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