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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ra'de-o-tok-se'me-a

Definition: Radiation sickness caused by the products of disintegration produced by the action of x-rays or other forms of radioactivity and by the depletion of certain cells and enzyme systems from the organism.

[radio- + G. toxikon, poison, + haima, blood]

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