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Radiation sickness is illness and symptoms resulting from excessive exposure to ionizing radiation.

There are two basic types of radiation: ionizing and nonionizing.

  • Nonionizing radiation comes in the form of light, radio waves, microwaves and radar. This kind of radiation usually does not cause tissue damage.
  • Ionizing radiation is radiation that produces immediate chemical effects on human tissue . X-rays, gamma rays, and particle bombardment (neutron beam, electron beam, protons, mesons, and others) give off ionizing radiation. This type of radiation can be used for medical testing and treatment, industrial and manufacturing purposes, weapons and weapons development, and more.

RADIATION SICKNESS and cannabis studies completed

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Radiation Therapy.

2011 - Study ~ Regulation of hematopoietic stem cell trafficking and mobilization by the endocannabinoid system.

2011 - Study ~ Tumor necrosis factor activation of vagal afferent terminal calcium is blocked by cannabinoids.


1982 - Study ~ Randomised Clinical Trial of Levonantradol and Chlorpromazine in the Prevention of Radiotherapy-induced Vomiting.

1987 - Study ~ A double-blind randomised cross-over comparison of nabilone and metoclopramide in the control of radiation-induced nausea.

2007 - Study ~ Receptor mechanism and antiemetic activity of structurally-diverse cannabinoids against radiation-induced emesis in the least shrew.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Radiation Therapy.

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A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation SicknessRadiation Therapy PlanningRadiography PREP Program Review and Exam Preparation, Seventh Edition (Program Review/Exam Preparatn)A Field Guide to RadiationIntroduction to Radiation Protection: Practical Knowledge for Handling Radioactive Sources (Graduate Texts in Physics)Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review (Print w/Access Code), 1e
Fukushima, Japan Updates


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