Definitions for radiation syndrome

Definitions for (noun) radiation syndrome

Main entry: radiation, radiation sickness, radiation syndrome

Definition: 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

Usage: he was suffering from radiation

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