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Roentgen-equivalent

roentgen-equivalent

(Science: radiobiology) A unit of dose equivalent to that quantity of ionizing radiation of any type that produces in man the same biologic effect as one rad of x-rays or gamma rays; the number of rems is equal to the absorbed dose, measured in rads, multiplied by the quality factor of the radiation in question.100 rem = 1 sv.


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