radiation sickness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Usage

In literature:

But he brought into the sick room with him that manner of cheerful confidence which radiates hope.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
No special clothing can protect a person from gamma radiation, and no special medicines can protect him or cure him of radiation sickness.
"In Time Of Emergency" by Department of Defense
That leaves us no margin, even if we risk getting radiation sickness.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I told them you got a heavy dose of radiation, and you're too sick to see visitors.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sickness is a radiating center of anxiety; and often death in the prime of life closes the gates of happiness on more than one life.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Throon was dying of hard-radiation sickness.
"Cry from a Far Planet" by Tom Godwin
Then around this centre radiate or are gathered the wards for the wounded and sick.
"The Wound Dresser" by Walt Whitman
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In news:

Department of Defense at Work on Radiation Sickness Treatment.
Legendary underground metal band Radiation Sickness back from the dead.
Department of Defense at Work on Radiation Sickness Treatment.
A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness .
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Scientists find no radiation in sick ringed seals.
Greater exposure leads to faster and more intense symptoms of radiation sickness.
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