radiomimetic


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radiomimetic

 [ra″de-o-mi-met´ik]
producing effects similar to those of ionizing radiations.

ra·di·o·mi·met·ic

(rā'dē-ō-mi-met'ik),
Imitating the biologic effects of radiation, as in the case of chemicals such as nitrogen mustards.
[radio- + G. mimētikos, imitative]

radiomimetic

(rā′dē-ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Having effects on living tissue similar to those produced by radiation: a radiomimetic chemical.

ra·di·o·mi·met·ic

(rā'dē-ō-mi-met'ik)
Imitating the biologic effects of radiation, as in the case of chemicals such as nitrogen mustards.
[radio- + G. mimētikos, imitative]

radiomimetic

producing effects similar to those of ionizing radiations.
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Sucrose gradient analysis of DNA molecular weight in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum treated with dimethyl mercury showed a radiomimetic breakage that did not depend on DNA replication (Yatscoff& Cummins, 1975).
These findings are in agreement with the evidence that a double-strand break--which is a consolidated early event of carcinogenesis--is the primary lesion for CSAs, and that agents that produce double-strand breaks, such as ionizing radiation and radiomimetic clastogenic chemicals, create CSAs (Pfeiffer et al.