nonstochastic effect

nonstochastic effect

(nŏn-stă-kăs′tĭk)
A radiation effect whose severity increases in direct proportion to the dose and for which there usually is a threshold. An example is radiation-induced cataracts.
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With a nonstochastic effect, the severity of the effect increases with the size of the dose.
Deterministic effects, also referred to as nonstochastic effects, increase in severity as exposure to ionizing radiation increases.
The threshold doses at which nonstochastic effects appear were based on these figures.
However, in a small organism such as the embryo, the number of cell deaths required for early miscarriage is probably smaller than for other nonstochastic effects of radiation.
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