Illness caused by exposure of the body to ionizing radiation, characterized by nausea, hair loss, diarrhea, bleeding, and damage to the bone marrow and central nervous system.
- Symptoms of radiation sickness evolve over time in distinct phases.
- Sam performs an autopsy on a car crash victim and finds the body is wrought with radiation sickness.
- A dirty bomb would boost the radiation level above normal levels, increasing the risk of cancer and radiation sickness to some degree.
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