Definition of absorbed dose in English:

Share this entry

absorbed dose


The quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a body, measured (usually in grays) as the energy absorbed per unit mass.
Example sentences
  • The severity of symptoms depends on the absorbed dose of radiation by the exposed area of the body.
  • The dose equivalent in rems is numerically equal to the absorbed dose in rads multiplied by the quality factor, which, for most medical radiation, is one.
  • The corresponding absorbed dose from photons released in the BNC reaction is considered to be negligible as calculated by Monte Carlo code MCNP4C.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ab|sorbed dose

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.