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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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.
Subjects included the psychological effect of being one of the chosen few safe underground while millions of people, including their own families, died an unimaginable death either from the initial blasts or from radiation burns and sickness.