• 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose
German: Fluordesoxyglucose
Japanese: フルオロデオキシグルコース

Biochemistry. Abbr. FDG. A glucose analog in which the radioactive isotope fluorine-18 substitutes for the normal hydroxyl group at the 2' position in the glucose molecule. Fluorodeoxyglucose is used to assess the glucose metabolism in the heart, lungs, and the brain during cardiac, neurological or oncological examinations by applying positron emission tomography.

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