roentgen equivalent man

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A measure of the effect that a specific dose of radiation has on human or mammalian cells. It is expressed numerically as the product of the radiation absorbed dose (rad) and a quality factor (QF) specific for the type of radiation. The SI unit equivalent to the rem is the sievert (Sv). One rem is equal to 0.01 sievert.
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