roentgen equivalent man


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roentgen equivalent man

[′rent·gən i′kwiv·ə·lənt ′man]
(nucleonics)
rem
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When people are exposed to radiation, it is measured in rem, or Roentgen Equivalent Man. Rem measures the amount of radiation absorbed into living tissue.