total body radiation


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total body radiation

radiation that exposes the entire body and, theoretically, all cells in the body.
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Among men who received total body radiation, there was a nearly 18% decline in sexual function, a 32% decrease in sexual satisfaction, a 26% drop in both sexual behavior/experience and quality of orgasm, and a 17% decrease in sex drive/relationship.
Since about 20 percent of Americans die from cancer, the potential health benefits of ionizing radiation are enormous, from a prevention standpoint alone, leaving aside potential treatments of existing cancers with low-dose total body radiation.
20) Other trials have demonstrated a prophylaxis effect when mice that sustained a dose of 8 grays of total body radiation survived after receiving Ex-RAD 24 hours before irradiation.