Radiation Syndrome

  • (noun): Syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours.
    Synonyms: radiation sickness, radiation

Some articles on radiation syndrome, radiation, syndrome:

Biological Timeline Of Radiation Poisoning
... Acute radiation syndrome (ARS), also known as radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity, is a constellation of health effects which present within 24 ... The onset and type of symptoms depends on the radiation exposure ... Treatment of acute radiation syndrome is generally supportive with blood transfusions and antibiotics ...
Atomic Radiation - Effects - Biological Effects
... Ionizing radiation is generally harmful and potentially lethal to living things but can have health benefits in radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer and ... High doses can cause visually dramatic radiation burns, and/or rapid fatality through acute radiation syndrome ... Some effects of ionizing radiation on human health are stochastic, meaning that their probability of occurrence increases with dose, while the severity is independent of dose ...
Teratology - Teratogenic Agents - Environmental Teratogenic Agents
... mothers suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome and all affected children exhibit developmental delay. 2 oz of alcohol per day, fetal alcohol syndrome is unlikely to develop ... been suggested to present a risk of acquiring the fetal hydantoin syndrome which is manifested by intrauterine growth restriction and microcephaly ...

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