deterministic effect

deterministic effect

(dē-tĕr″mĭ-nis′tik)
An effect that has a threshold of chemical or radiation exposure below which are no measurable effects and above which the severity is dose-related.
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The author argues that depictions of gambling were influenced by evolutionism and DarwinEs ideas about the deterministic effect of chance.
Yet Wojtyla's rejects the view that this "making of man" is nothing but the deterministic effect of one's cultural and social environment.
The questions concerned reasons for referring for imaging procedures, knowledge and use of clinical imaging referral guidelines (CIGs), knowledge on radiation doses of 11 most prescribed medical imaging procedures, knowledge on stochastic and deterministic effects of radiation, the need of training on ionizing radiation, and the need of CIGs.
* deterministic effects are dose related and acute such as skin burns and alopecia;
Dose thresholds are required for deterministic effects because large numbers of cells must be destroyed simultaneously to produce such effects.
Deterministic effects occur when cells are killed; this will be clinically visible above a certain threshold dose.
These can be dependent on the total dose (deterministic effects) or independent of dose (stochastic effects).
Through these highly visible circular symbols, the director is undoubtedly emphasizing the deterministic effects of the environment and heredity and their influence on the destiny and future of the siblings.
A tentative finding is that deterministic effects are relatively more important than stochastic ones.
Further, since we have no need to neutralize the deterministic effects of a mechanistic, pre-deterministic natural world upon the possibility of our freedom, then we can avoid the radical subjectivist turn taken by Kant.
Therefore, CT does not appear to be a major cause of deterministic effects, except after excessive patient exposure.
They cover basic radiation physics, chemistry and biology, sources of possible radiation exposure, effects on genetic materials, cancer induction and dose-responsive models, carginogenesis of specific sites, deterministic effects of radiation and effects in combination with other agents, exposure in utero, psychological perceptions about radiation, hormesis, effects on individuals, and comparisons of uranium, plutonium, and radium.
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