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Noun: radiation sickness
  1. Syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhoea 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 sickness";
    - radiation syndrome, radiation

Type of: syndrome

Encyclopedia: Radiation sickness