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radiation sickness

radiation sickness

noun

medical : an illness that results from exposure to too much radiation

Full Definition of RADIATION SICKNESS

:  sickness that results from exposure to radiation and is commonly marked by fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of teeth and hair, and in more severe cases by damage to blood-forming tissue with decrease in red and white blood cells and with bleeding

First Known Use of RADIATION SICKNESS

1924

radiation sickness

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RADIATION SICKNESS

:  sickness that results from exposure to radiation and is commonly marked by fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of teeth and hair, and in more severe cases by damage to blood-forming tissue with decrease in red and white blood cells and with bleeding

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