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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

radia′tion sick`ness(n.)

  1. sickness caused by irradiation with x-rays or radioactive materials, characterized by nausea and vomiting, headache, diarrhea, loss of hair and teeth, destruction of white blood cells, and hemorrhage.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of radiation sickness:

1920–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiation sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. radiation sickness(Noun)

    Any illness produced by ionizing radiation with symptoms ranging from nausea through to death.

Freebase

  1. Radiation Sickness

    Radiation Sickness is a VHS by the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault. The video is a recording of a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1988. It was released in 1991. Re-released on DVD in 2007.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. radiation sickness

    An illness resulting from excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. The earliest symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may be followed by loss of hair, hemorrhage, inflammation of the mouth and throat, and general loss of energy.

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