radiation syndrome


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n radiation syndrome 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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A 37-year-old woman with established personal and family history of Marfan's syndrome and a several month history of severe headaches, chest pains, and palpitations presented with acute onset of severe chest pain radiating to her back.
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Later, together with Andrei Gudkov, PhD, and Yakov Kogan, PhD, he started a successful biotech company, Cleveland BioLabs, which developed medicine for cancer and radiation syndrome treatment.