roentgen equivalent man


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roentgen equivalent man

n
(Units) the dose of ionizing radiation that produces the same effect in man as one roentgen of x- or gamma-radiation. Abbreviation: REM or Abbreviationrem
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If a scientist is measuring a person's biological risk of suffering health effects of radiation, the units of measurement are the conventional Roentgen equivalent man (rem).
When people are exposed to radiation, it is measured in rem, or Roentgen Equivalent Man.