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radiation sickness

n.
Illness induced by exposure to ionizing radiation, ranging in severity from nausea, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea to loss of hair and teeth, reduction in red and white blood cell counts, extensive hemorrhaging, sterility, and death.
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radiation sickness

n
(Pathology) pathol illness caused by overexposure of the body or a part of the body to ionizing radiations from radioactive material or X-rays. It is characterized by vomiting, diarrhoea, and in severe cases by sterility and cancer
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radia′tion sick`ness


n.
sickness caused by irradiation with x-rays or radioactive materials, characterized by nausea and vomiting, headache, diarrhea, loss of hair and teeth, destruction of white blood cells, and hemorrhage.
[1920–25]
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radiation sickness

An illness resulting from excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. The earliest symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may be followed by loss of hair, hemorrhage, inflammation of the mouth and throat, and general loss of energy.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Translations

radiation sickness

nStrahlenkrankheit f
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radiation sickness

nmalattia da radiazioni
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ra·di·a·tion sick·ness

n. enfermedad por radiación causada por exposición a rayos-x o a materiales radioactivos.
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It is intended to be used in the event of a nuclear accident or the intentional detonation of a nuclear device to prevent radiation sickness, added the company.
According to the official data, the radiation that reached Severodvinsk was not heavy enough to cause radiation sickness.
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The no-nonsense helicopter pilots, risking radiation sickness to drop their loads of lead, boron and sand on the reactor (while one helicopter did crash, killing its crew, the accident happened months later, and radiation had nothing to do with it).C I could go on.
In actuality, had a person absorbed the amount of gamma rays that created the Hulk in the comics, he more likely would have died an agonizing death from radiation sickness.
Within a few hours of the explosion, dozens of people fell ill with radiation sickness, suffering terrible headaches,such a actress a uncontrollable coughing and vomiting fits, and experiencing a metallic taste in their mouths.
Within a few hours of the explosion, dozens of people fell ill with radiation sickness, suffering terrible headaches, uncontrollable coughing and vomiting fits, and experiencing a metallic taste in their mouths.
There have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident.
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