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Synonyms for radiation


Synonyms for radiation

energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

the act of spreading outward from a central source

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

the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

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(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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The 3-year locoregional recurrence rates according to the type of treatment were 18% for surgery plus radiation therapy (2 of 11 patients), 67% for primary radiation only (2 of 3), and 25% for surgery only (2 of 8).
The Customs Service's primary radiation detection equipment--radiation pagers--have certain limitations and may be inappropriate for the task.
In view of the excellent outcomes, localized primary radiation therapy has become the treatment of choice for extramedullary plasmacytoma.
After a complete workup and discussion, the patient elected to undergo primary radiation treatment.
Cryotherapy is reimbursed by Medicare as both a primary treatment, as well as for those patients who fail primary radiation therapy.