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.

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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"I got a lot of high density radiation burns from welding."
Reading the letter was not easy, as she suffered from radiation-induced cataracts and from painful radiation burns on her hands.
All of the patients suffered vision loss due to chemical, fire, or radiation burns or autoimmune diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome that result in depletion of the corneal stem cells responsible for repairing ocular surface damage.
Though yttrium-90 has been used successfully on rheumatoid knees in European trials, notes Joe Straus, associate director of clinical research at Mallinckrodt, it sometimes proved too powerful on inflamed fingers and other small joints, causing "radiation burns to the skin overlying those joints." Samarium's less energetic beta particles should allow the new preparation to be used in a broad range of joints, Straus says--not only the knee but also the finger, elbow, shoulder, and hip.
Hundreds of islanders were victims of radiation - suffering radiation burns, vomiting and diarrhea, miscarriages, thyroid cancer and leukemia.
Radiation recall: skin, trying to heal from radiation burns, reddens and peels again; blisters and oozing follow.
The chemotherapy wasted his body, the radiation burned his skin.
It was found that high doses of the herb inhibited the replication of HIV1 cells in the acutely or chronically infected; and gave relief and protection in cases of radiation burns.
Have protective clothing (hats, gloves, goggles, closed sleeve shirt, etc.) that can shield you from radiation burns, especially if you need to go out of the shelter even for short periods.
Ultraviolet radiation burns from high intensity metal halide and mercury vapor lighting remain a public health concern: notice to schools and other indoor, all-purpose facilities where light bulbs are subject to damage.
Types of wounds treated at South Nassau include non-healing wounds resulting from pressure, diabetes, venous insufficiency, traumatic wounds, radiation burns and arterial insufficiency.
Three workers were exposed to high-level radiation Thursday while laying cable at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and two of them were taken to hospital due to possible radiation burns to their feet, the nuclear safety agency and the plant operator said.