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Meaning of RADIATION SICKNESS

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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; "he was suffering from radiation"
 
 Synonyms: radiation, radiation syndrome
 
 See Also: syndrome

 

 

 

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