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law of Ber·go·nié and Tri·bon·deau

(law bĕr-gō-nyē' trē-bon-dō')
Concept in radiobiology used to relate ionizing radiation effectiveness on cells that are actively mitotic and undifferentiated and have a long mitotic cycle.
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law of Bergonié and Tribondeau

A fundamental law of radiation biology that states that the radiosensitivity of a tissue is increased the greater the number of undifferentiated cells in the tissue, the greater the mitotic activity, and the greater the length of time that they are actively proliferating.
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