radiation sickness

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Synonyms for radiation sickness

syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions)

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Etsuko's sister died from radiation sickness weeks later.
Understanding radiation sickness after the Hiroshima explosion was complicated by a lack of prior experience, and a strong desire by US officials to cover-up any negative effects beyond the bomb's explosive force.
Illustrations of the subatomic world explain everything from the research that led to the first fission reactor to the radiation sickness that poisoned residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It was bleak and unrelenting, especially the after effects, with radiation sickness, malformed people, fear and Ruth's daughter eventually giving birth to a deformed baby.
While some of the pharmaceuticals used to treat acute radiation sickness have been available for years, several others are in testing phases.
Exposure rates greater than ZEP may produce symptoms of radiation sickness and death.
None of the populace surrounding Chernobyl had even a fraction of the exposure required for any type of radiation sickness.
Following the tsunami, several reports have kept coming that workers at the plant were exposed to high levels of radiation and would die from radiation sickness "within weeks" or "cancer in the long term.
Even those workers who suffer from acute radiation sickness will not find their way into the most commonly quoted statistics, unless they die promptly.
New Radiation Sickness Resource Pages Added to MD Consult and First Consult; Company Participating in National Library of Medicine Emergency Access Initiative
The man, surnamed Guo, bought the salt in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, when rumours spread across China last week that the iodine in salt could help ward off radiation sickness, the China Daily reported on Friday.
Acute radiation sickness (hair loss, burns, skin redness) may develop after whole-body doses above 1,000 millisieverts.
FEARS of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan have prompted a surge in US sales of potassium iodide.
20km may experience radiation sickness I am 250km away and though radiation levels have risen this is not damaging to human health.
After the accident 237 people suffered from radiation sickness and 31 victims died within the first three months.