There are 2 definitions of rem in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɛm
 
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noun (plural same)

  • A unit of effective absorbed dose of ionizing radiation in human tissue, loosely equivalent to one roentgen of X-rays.
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    • The modern international system of units includes the Gray, the Sievert, and the Becquerel (Bq); these replace the rad, rem, and Curie, respectively.
    • According to Badhwar, the total increase in cosmonaut exposure was about 6 or 7 rem, a dose equivalent to 100 to 150 days of additional radiation exposure.
    • The rem takes account of a ‘quality factor’, which for the more dangerous alpha particles is 10.

Origin

1940s: acronym from roentgen equivalent man.

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There are 2 definitions of rem in English:

REM

Syllabification: REM

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abbreviation

  • Rapid eye movement.

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