Acute radiation syndrome
Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) also known as radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity, is a constellation of health effects which occur within several months of exposure to high amounts of ionizing radiation. The term generally refers to acute(serious, rapid onset) problems rather than ones that develop after a prolonged period.
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