\ˈe͡ɪtiːn ˌɛfdˌiːd͡ʒˈiː], \ˈeɪtiːn ˌɛfdˌiːdʒˈiː], \ˈeɪ_t_iː_n ˌɛ_f_d_ˌiː_dʒ_ˈiː]\
Definitions of 18FDG
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The compound is given by intravenous injection for the assessment of cerebral and myocardial glucose metabolism in various physiological or pathological states including stroke and myocardial ischemia. It is also employed for the detection of malignant tumors including those of the brain, liver, and thyroid gland. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1162)
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