decay product

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decay product

[di′kā ‚prä·dəkt]
(nuclear physics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Molybdenum-99 is the parent radioisotope obtained from uranium-235, and is used to produce the daughter isotope technetium-99m, which is used in many medical procedures.
In the process, these so-called parent radioisotopes transform, or decay, into daughter isotopes containing different numbers of protons and neutrons.

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