NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,938 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- Energy released in the form of particle or electromagnetic waves. Common sources of radiation include radon gas, cosmic rays from outer space, medical x-rays, and energy given off by a radioisotope (unstable form of a chemical element that releases radiation as it breaks down and becomes more stable).