radiation burn


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ra·di·a·tion burn

a burn caused by exposure to radium, x-rays, atomic energy in any form, ultraviolet rays, etc.

radiation burn

a burn resulting from exposure to radiant energy in the form of sunlight, x-rays, or nuclear emissions or explosion. Ionizing radiation can produce tissue damage directly by striking a vital molecule such as deoxyribonucleic acid. See also ionizing radiation injury.

ra·di·a·tion burn

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn bŭrn)
A burn caused by exposure to electromagnetic radiation in the form of ultraviolet rays (sunburn), ionizing rays (radiation therapy for cancer treatment), and in rarer instances, nuclear emissions or explosions.

radiation burn

A burn caused by local over-exposure to RADIATION.

ra·di·a·tion burn

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn bŭrn)
Burn caused by exposure to atomic energy in any form and kindred modalities.
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It became obvious that x-rays caused injury to human tissue after many early researchers developed radiation burns and cancer.
The scenes of the brave men returning from the repair work with major radiation burns and being violently sick is one of those cinema images I will remember for a long time.
Dial it back, Jill, before viewers get radiation burns from your life essence.
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3 reactor, and two of them were taken to the Fukushima Medical University Hospital due to possible radiation burns to their feet.
The three workers were transferred to the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba Prefecture Friday afternoon, after two of them were taken Thursday to a Fukushima hospital for possible radiation burns to their feet, the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.
That figure does not include those who subsequently died from radiation burns.
The Derby boss' head was glowing with such purple intensity, it is rumoured Gallagher had to be treated later for nasty radiation burns.