radiation burn

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ra·di·a·tion burn

a burn caused by exposure to radium, x-rays, atomic energy in any form, ultraviolet rays, etc.

radiation burn

a burn resulting from exposure to radiant energy in the form of sunlight, x-rays, or nuclear emissions or explosion. Ionizing radiation can produce tissue damage directly by striking a vital molecule such as deoxyribonucleic acid. See also ionizing radiation injury.

ra·di·a·tion burn

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn bŭrn)
A burn caused by exposure to electromagnetic radiation in the form of ultraviolet rays (sunburn), ionizing rays (radiation therapy for cancer treatment), and in rarer instances, nuclear emissions or explosions.

radiation burn

A burn caused by local over-exposure to RADIATION.

ra·di·a·tion burn

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn bŭrn)
Burn caused by exposure to atomic energy in any form and kindred modalities.
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Urgent efforts were under way to drain pools of highly radioactive water near the reactors, after several workers sustained radiation burns while installing cables as part of efforts to restore the critical cooling systems.
The progression goes down, the radiation burns your mouth and you can find it difficult to swallow.
I was in pain from the radiation burns and grumpy from getting up earlier to get ready to be transported.
Deterministic effects, such as radiation burns or cataracts, are easy to document and therefore predict.
This project is a pilot evaluation of wheatgrass as a topical agent, drawing on its reported properties in healing chemical, heat and radiation burns.
They are poisoned to death with toxic chemicals and subjected to radiation burns.
There have also been reports of troops suffering radiation burns as a result of radiation emitted from the handsets.
Beginning in September of 1999 and continuing through the spring of 2000, Carrozza underwent eight cycles of aggressive chemotherapy in addition to a radical mastectomy, a series of reconstructive procedures, and radiation therapy, which resulted in radiation burns.
Anyone within a mile of a tanker that spilled substantial quantities of LNG would be at risk of radiation burns.
Except for the slight droop to the right side of his face and the radiation burns near his jawbone, there were no visible signs of the brain cancer that threatens to cut short his life at age 45.
Serious accidents have been documented: In Goiania, Brazil, four people died in 1988 from acute radiation syndrome, and 28 suffered serious radiation burns.
She also creates some truly unforgettable images, such as the scenes of young sailors emerging from infected compartments of the ship, screaming from the pain of the radiation burns.