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Medical effects of ionizing radiation

Author: Fred A Mettler; Arthur C Upton
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., New edView all editions and formats
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The new edition of this popular monograph features renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on the effects of radiation exposure. They provide all the answers you need to effectively treat your patients who have been exposed to accidental, occupational, or medical radiation. Using the newest data on the molecular and genetic basis of radiation carcinogenesis, the authors offer  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred A Mettler; Arthur C Upton
ISBN: 9780721602004 0721602002
OCLC Number: 124505691
Description: xvii, 564 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Basic radiation physics, chemistry, and biology --
Sources of radiation exposure --
Effects on genetic material --
Cancer induction and dose-response models --
Carcinogenesis of specific sites --
Deterministic effects of radiation --
Effects of radiation in combination with other agents --
Radiation exposure in utero --
Uranium, plutonium, and radium --
Attribution of radiation effects and probability of causation in a specific individual --
Perception of radiation and psychological risks --
Hormesis.
Responsibility: Fred A. Mettler, Jr., Arthur C. Upton.
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