Acute Radiation Damage

  • Jürgen Kiefer


Acute radiation reactions in special organs or systems (skin, eye, immune system) are treated first, both with UV and ionizing radiation. The main part of the chapter is devoted to the acute radiation syndrome as it develops after whole-body exposure to ionizing radiation and which is mainly caused by the impairment of cell division in the renewal systems of the blood-forming organs and the alimentary tract. In the last section, the acute “radiation sickness” in its clinical form is briefly described.


Acute Radiation Renewal System Radiation Accident Radiation Sickness Acute Radiation Syndrome 
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Further reading

  1. BOND, FLIEDNER and ARCHAMBEAU 1965, BROERSE and MACVITTIE 1984, CRONKITE and FLIEDNER 1972, CRONKITE and WALKER 1987, DALRYMPLE et al. 1973, DUNCAN and NIAS 1977, HALL 1978, LETT and ALTMAN 1987, LUCKEY 1980, PIZZARELLO 1982, SAGAN 1987Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Kiefer
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  1. 1.StrahlenzentrumJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGießenDeutschland

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