radiation burn

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radiation burn

[‚rād·ē′ā·shən ‚bərn]
(medicine)
A burn caused by overexposure to radiant energy.
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After an explosion leaves a large fissure in the ground, two boys are confronted by an unknown phenomenon that inflicts severe radiation burns on one of them.
73 millisieverts, which is enough to cause radiation burns.
A FIRM has been fined tens of thousands of pounds after a Teesside worker suffered radiation burns while carrying out tests on safety equipment.
The garments have adjustable cleavage to cover scars or radiation burns if needed.
These include constipation, fatigue, hot flashes, loss of libido, nausea and vomiting, and radiation burns.
Dwight Williams, Lance Monroe and Alberto Fonticiella, the center treats chronic and traumatic wounds that have not healed after 30 days of traditional treatments, including diabetic ulcers, lower leg ulcers, infections, pressure ulcers, gangrene, radiation burns, failing grafts and flaps and surgical wounds.
That the anger, the shame, the pain, the fear would be seared into my brain as deeply as the radiation burns seared my chest.
To our knowledge there are NO nurses doing x-rays or providing radiation therapy, yet these two groups sent to the legislators pictures of patients with terrible radiation burns and disfigurement, essentially implying that allowing nurses to be "unregulated" would result in more of these terrible outcomes.
The gel has been used as a treatment for radiation burns, sunburn, skin ulcers and other skin irritations.
On Saturday, two workers at the plant, who were previously hospitalized for possible radiation burns, were revealed to have been exposed to radiation levels close to the limit of 250 millisieverts.
Some workers at Fukushima are likely to have received higher doses of radiation (not only of I-131, but also of other, longer-lived, more dangerous radioisotopes, such as Cesium-137) than would activate the hormetic response; in March, three workers suffered radiation burns from highly radioactive water that breached their protective clothing.