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radiation sickness

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
radiation sicknessradiˈation ˌsickness noun [uncountable]  MIan illness that is caused when your body receives too much radiation
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radiation sicknessFor some, the visit is a welcome break from medical treatment they're receiving for radiation sickness.Another 237 people were treated for radiation sickness, some of whom needed bone-marrow transplants to restore their white blood-cell count.Many were orphaned by the disaster, others still suffer radiation sickness.
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