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nonionizing radiation

[-ī′ənī′zing]
Etymology: L, non + Gk, ion, going, izein, to cause
radiation for which the mechanism of action in tissue does not directly ionize atomic or molecular systems through a single interaction.

nonionizing radiation

Abbreviation: NIR
Electromagnetic radiation that does not readily ionize atoms such as that in visible light, ultraviolet light, infrared light, microwaves, ultrasound, and radiofrequency emissions.
See also: radiation
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