nonstochastic effect

nonstochastic effect

(nŏn-stă-kăs′tĭk)
A radiation effect whose severity increases in direct proportion to the dose and for which there usually is a threshold. An example is radiation-induced cataracts.
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The threshold doses at which nonstochastic effects appear were based on these figures.
However, in a small organism such as the embryo, the number of cell deaths required for early miscarriage is probably smaller than for other nonstochastic effects of radiation.