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Medical Term:

absorbed dose


Definition: the amount of energy absorbed per unit mass of irradiated material at the target site; in radiation therapy, the former unit for absorbed dose is the rad (100 ergs/g); the current (SI) unit is the gray (1 J/kg or 100 rad).

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