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ionizing radiation

Definition/Scope: 1) Radiation that can remove electrons from atoms, i.e., alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. 2) Any electromagnetic or particulate radiations capable of producing ions.

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Narrower Terms:

acute radiation dose
background radiation
cosmic rays
gamma rays
lethal dosage
radiation belts

Related Terms:

alpha rays
beta rays
radiac dosimeters

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