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Medical Term:

K-radiation

 

Definition: usually a very penetrating form of x-radiation excited by cathode rays (high-speed electrons) impinging upon a metal anode such as tungsten; the energy of the radiation is a function of the binding energy of the K-shell electrons of the metal anode.

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