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Definition: 'Iron 59'

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iron 59

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī′ron

Definitions:
1. An iron isotope; a gamma and beta emitter with a half-life of 44.51 days; used as tracer in the study of iron metabolism, determination of blood volume, and in blood transfusion studies.

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