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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

fludeoxyglucose F 18 
A positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical containing radioactive 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose. With similar cell uptake as glucose (high in tumor cells), fludeoxyglucose F 18 is not dephosphorylated and further metabolized. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Fluorine-18 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-Glucose
fluorodeoxyglucose F 18
Abbreviations:18FDG
FDG
Chemical structures:2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose
2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose