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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Once addressed, the NIH is expecting to independently evaluate the efficacy of Radilex in preventing or treating radiation sickness in an animal model.
com/japan-news-fukushima-cleanup-uncovers-deadly-radioactive-fuel-nuclear-plant-reactor-2488546) A single sievert would cause radiation sickness in a human, while a dose of 10 sieverts would cause death within weeks.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged citizens residing within 30 kilometres of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to stay indoors after an explosion took place in one of its most seriously troubled reactors, insisting that they might otherwise face the risk of suffering from radiation sickness.
He said live on air that the best way to avoid radiation sickness was to stay indoors and avoid contaminated food.
Akira Sugenoya, a 57-year-old thyroid surgeon, moved to Belarus in January 1996, after his frequent visits to the country to assist local medical teams made him realize the gravity of the radiation sickness caused by the nuclear explosion, according to the group.
Using its proprietary process, NeoStem provides the infrastructure, methods and systems that allow adults to have their stem cells safely collected and conveniently banked for future therapeutic use, as needed, in the treatment of such life-threatening diseases as diabetes, heart disease and radiation sickness that may result from a bio-terrorist attack.
A human exposed to just a single dose of one sievert would suffer from radiation sickness and nausea, while a person exposed to a dose of 10 sieverts would die within weeks, (https://www.
James Yamazaki, a medical researcher with US Atomic Bomb Medical Team in Nagasaki, witnessed first-hand the horrific effects of radiation sickness, NBC news reported.
Depending on the weather, radiation carried on the wind could cause non-lethal radiation sickness in neighbouring areas.
One of the workers, Hisashi Ouchi, 35, died in December 1999 of radiation sickness, and another, Masato Shinohara, 40, died in April last year from the same cause.
Observing this effect in the elderly may be especially important in the ARS setting, since the innate immune system in the elderly is frequently compromised and this population may be particularly vulnerable to radiation sickness after a nuclear event.
There have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness so far reported from the nuclear accident, according to the World Nuclear Association, but over 100,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Another 35,000 died from injuries and radiation sickness.
Ouchi, 35, died in December, and Shinohara, 40, in April from radiation sickness.
An estimated 100,000 more residents of the Japanese city later died from radiation sickness and horrific burns.