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a cutaneous inflammatory reaction to exposure to biologically effective levels of ionizing radiation; x-ray dermatitis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dermatitis due to exposure to x-rays or gamma rays causing ionization of tissue water with acute changes resembling thermal injury.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Skin disorder due to exposure to x-rays or gamma rays causing ionization of tissue water with changes resembling thermal injury. Also called radiation dermatitis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
radiodermatitisSkin degeneration following exposure to excessive dosage of ionizing RADIATION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005