Bergonié-Tribondeau law

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Bergonié-Tribondeau law

[ber′gônē′tribôdō′]
Etymology: Jean A. Bergonié, French radiologist, 1857-1925; Louis F.A. Tribondeau, French physician, 1872-1918
a rule stating that the radiosensitivity of a tissue depends on the number of undifferentiated cells in the tissue, their mitotic activity, and the length of time they are actively proliferating.

Bergonié-Tribondeau law

The posit that a cell's sensitivity to radiation damage is proportional to its reproductive capacity; it is not eponymically dignified.