whole body dose

whole body dose

a measure of radiation exposure, equal to the total amount of ionizing radiation absorbed by the body divided by the body's mass. It is meaningful only for fairly uniform irradiation over the entire body. See also effective dose.
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Additional exposure of 10%, 20%, and 30% of the whole body dose was given to the upper and lower extremities in successive sittings and was thereafter maintained at 30% of the corresponding whole body dose.
In 1974, according to the magazine, an employee received a whole body dose of radiation strong enough to kill 7 out of 10 people.

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