With a nonstochastic effect
, the severity of the effect increases with the size of the dose.
The molecular basis of stochastic and nonstochastic effects
. Health Phys.
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