Flashcards in Rad Pro Chapter 1 Vocab Deck (14):
The result of ionization and excitation, an interaction that happens directly on a critical biologic macromolecule
Reddening of the skin
The splitting of radiation into smaller amounts over a period of time
A cell interaction that occurs if the initial ionizing incident takes place on a distant noncritical molecule that then transfers the ionization of energy to another molecule
Law of Bergonie and Tribondeau
1. Stem or immature cells are more radiosensitive than mature cells.
2. Younger tissue and organs are more radiosensitive than older tissue and organs.
3. The higher the metabolic cell activity, the more radiosensitive it is
4. The greater the proliferation and growth rates for tissues, the greater the radiosensitivity.
The causing all genetic mutation by radiation
Name given to a cellular response to radiation when oxygen is present
The time during which a course of radiation is given
The unit of radiation absorbed dose
The capability of a material to get off rays or particles from its nucleus
Division of biology concerned with the effects of ionizing radiation on living things
The unit of dose equivalent or occupational exposure