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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That the anger, the shame, the pain, the fear would be seared into my brain as deeply as the radiation burns seared my chest.
To our knowledge there are NO nurses doing x-rays or providing radiation therapy, yet these two groups sent to the legislators pictures of patients with terrible radiation burns and disfigurement, essentially implying that allowing nurses to be "unregulated" would result in more of these terrible outcomes.
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On Saturday, two workers at the plant, who were previously hospitalized for possible radiation burns, were revealed to have been exposed to radiation levels close to the limit of 250 millisieverts.
Some workers at Fukushima are likely to have received higher doses of radiation (not only of I-131, but also of other, longer-lived, more dangerous radioisotopes, such as Cesium-137) than would activate the hormetic response; in March, three workers suffered radiation burns from highly radioactive water that breached their protective clothing.
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.
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There have also been reports of troops suffering radiation burns as a result of radiation emitted from the handsets.