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Bible DictionaryDictionary of Medicine
In radiation, Roentgen equivalent for man, a roentgen (an international unit of X- or gamma-radiation) adjusted for the atomic makeup of the human body. In ophthalomology, rapid eye movement.
Bible DictionaryACSH Medical Terms
A unit for describing radiation exposures in terms of their potential biologic effects.
Bible DictionaryHSE Acronyms and Abbreviations
Rapid Eye Movement
Bible DictionaryCDC Radiological Terms
a unit of equivalent dose. Not all radiation has the same biological effect, even for the same amount of absorbed dose. Rem relates the absorbed dose in human tissue to the effective biological damage of the radiation. It is determined by multiplying the number of rads by the quality factor, a number reflecting the potential damage caused by the particular type of radiation. The rem is the traditional unit of equivalent dose, but it is being replaced by the sievert (Sv), which is equal to 100 rem. For more information, see “Primer on Radiation Measurement” at the end of this document.  

 

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