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What is Radiation sickness?

What is Radiation sickness?

  • Radiation sickness: Illness from radiation exposure or cancer radiotherapy.
  • Radiation sickness: syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours; "he was suffering from radiation".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Radiation sickness: Introduction

Types of Radiation sickness:

Broader types of Radiation sickness:

How serious is Radiation sickness?

Prognosis of Radiation sickness: Usually good for radiotherapy-caused illness, but all types depend on the exposure.
Complications of Radiation sickness: see complications of Radiation sickness

What causes Radiation sickness?

Causes of Radiation sickness: see causes of Radiation sickness
Risk factors for Radiation sickness: see risk factors for Radiation sickness

What are the symptoms of Radiation sickness?

Symptoms of Radiation sickness: see symptoms of Radiation sickness

Complications of Radiation sickness: see complications of Radiation sickness

Radiation sickness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Radiation sickness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Radiation sickness.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Radiation sickness: Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Radiation sickness.
Treatments for Radiation sickness: see treatments for Radiation sickness
Alternative treatments for Radiation sickness: see alternative treatments for Radiation sickness
Research for Radiation sickness: see research for Radiation sickness

Name and Aliases of Radiation sickness

Main name of condition: Radiation sickness

Other names or spellings for Radiation sickness:

radiation injury

Radiation syndrome, Radiation
Source - WordNet 2.1

Radiation sickness: Related Conditions

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