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 for radiation sickness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  radiation sickness
      n 1: syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation
           (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear
           explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and
           vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can
           cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and
           other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within
           hours; "he was suffering from radiation" [syn: radiation
           sickness, radiation syndrome, radiation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "radiation sickness":
     Minamata disease, altitude sickness, anoxemia, anoxia,
     anoxic anoxia, anthrax, black lung, caisson disease, chilblain,
     decompression sickness, frostbite, immersion foot, itai, jet lag,
     lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, motion sickness, pneumoconiosis,
     radionecrosis, red-out, sunstroke, the bends, trench foot

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