critical organs


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critical organs

[krit′ikəl]
Etymology: Gk, krisis, turning point, organon, instrument
tissues that are the most sensitive to irradiation, such as the gonads, lymphoid organs, and intestine. The skin, cornea, oral cavity, esophagus, vagina, cervix, and optic lens are the second-most sensitive organs to irradiation.
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Criteria that avoid "low dose spillage" can be used to minimize dose to critical organs (Table 2).
Digestion is defective, as blood circulates to more critical organs.
9, but her critical organs -- heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and small intestine -- could be used by others.
The immediate damaging effect of bullet is typically severe bleeding, hypovolumic shock and even damage to critical organs like heart, liver and central nervous system.
There, as they watched graphic slideshows of severe wounds to the brain and other critical organs, they learned about ways to treat war-wounded patients based on the experience of surgeons who have spent decades in war zones all over the world.
This revolutionary concept of Adler achieved substantial success far beyond the practice of radio-surgery at the time, which had restricted radio-surgery for the treatment of intracranial tumors and critical organs.
The growing brain is protected at the expense of other, less critical organs, but how it happens was unknown until now.
Uncomplicated high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for many years, even decades, until it finally damages certain critical organs, Dr Pecker said.
Dr Pecker, who is a clinical medicine professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York (WCMC-NY) and attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said that uncomplicated high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for many years, even for decades, when it could have finally damaged certain critical organs.
pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls), thereby sequestering these chemicals from critical organs.
Unlike laser treatments, which break down pigment ingredients and deposit them in critical organs of the body.

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