cadmium ratio

cadmium ratio

[′kad·mē·əm ′rā·shō]
(nucleonics)
The ratio of the response of an uncovered neutron detector to that of the same detector under identical conditions when it is covered with cadmium of a specified thickness.
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The phlebotomized subjects with substantially lower blood cadmium concentrations than the corresponding age- and sex-matched control (cadmium ratio [is less than] 0.5 in Figure 1; n = 3) had either no mutation in the HFE gene (n = 1), or were phlebotomized for short periods of time ([is less than] 1.7 years; n = 2).