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

  radiation syndrome
      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]

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