radiation absorbed dose


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radiation absorbed dose (rad)

the standard unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation. One rad is equal to 0.01 J/kg of matter. Compare roentgen. See also absorbed dose, rem.

radiation absorbed dose

Abbreviation: rad
The quantity of ionizing radiation, measured in rad or gray (Gy), absorbed by any material, e.g., a person, per unit mass of matter. One Gy equals 100 rad.
Synonym: absorbed dose
See also: dose