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To separate into ions; to dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.


Etymology: Gk, ienai + izein, to cause
to separate or change into ions. See also ion.


To separate into ions; to dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.


to convert into ions.
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a leading dosimetry services provider (analytical determination of exposure to ionizing radiation), announces Sander Perle, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, has been elected to serve on the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) Executive Committee.
Because past research has suggested that the groups had similar total exposures to radiation, these results suggest that stable intrachromosomal aberrations primarily reflect densely ionizing radiation, Brenner says.
Childhood and adult cancer after intrauterine exposure to ionizing radiation.
Modulation of inflammatory immune reactions by low-dose ionizing radiation: molecular mechanisms and clinical application.
Additional samples were tested with higher concentrations of vitamin C prior to receiving diagnostic doses of ionizing radiation.
Experiments with appropriate shielding in brine shrimp, (6) protozoa, (7,8) and mice and rats (9) have produced convincing evidence that ionizing radiation is essential for life.
Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that ionizing radiation can cause breakage of the DNA chain or can deter cell replications.
Scientific Committee 1-8 on Risk to the Thyroid from Ionizing Radiation.
The American Heart Association urged doctors to weigh risks and benefits carefully in ordering diagnostic tests such as computed tomography, or CT, angiograms and nuclear stress tests in order to minimize the doses of ionizing radiation.
The Food and Drug Administration announced a final rule amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for the control of foodborne pathogens and extension of shelf-life in fresh iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach.
Ionizing radiation has been used to inactivate Salmonella on a variety of foods and contact surfaces, but the relative efficacy of the process against biofilm-associated cells and free-living planktonic cells is not well documented.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking for comments and information to help determine if it needs to change its standards for occupational exposure to ionizing radiation.