alpha particle

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a positively charged particle that is the nucleus of the helium atom

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Alpha emitter radium-223 and survival in metastatic prostate cancer.
Unlike some alpha emitters such as [.sup.238]U, [.sup.210]Po is toxic because of its radioactivity rather than its chemical properties (Jefferson et al.
Fisher of PNNL finally constructed a cage for the alpha emitter radium-223, a decay product of actinium-227.
Although DU is a weak alpha emitter, the bystander effect--in which untargeted cells surrounding an irradiated cell show damage similar to that of the target cell--may also be part of DU's effects.
The refining technology of these manufacturers remains competitive in terms of removal of impurities such as Silicon, Iron, and Copper and reducing concentrations of alpha emitters such as Uranium and Thorium.
In addition, a high-quality imaging fleet and the forthcoming approval for the handling of new radioelements (beta and alpha emitters) will enable the recruitment of patients eligible for clinical studies involving innovative radiotherapeuticals.