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GLOSSARY

A0 original activity

amu atomic mass unit

atm atmospheres of pressure

Bq becquerel

CBF cerebral blood flow

cGy centiGray

Ci curie

cm centimeter(s)

Co Cobalt

DNA deoxyribonucleic acid

DTPA diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (pentetic acid)

EBq exabecquerel (1018 Bq)

EDTA ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (edetic acid)

EMP electro-magnetic pulse

ER enhanced radiation

ETI early transient incapacitation

ETI-PD early transient incapacitation and performance decrement

Ev electron volt

Gy gray

HOB height-of-burst

HVL half-value layer

KBq thousand Becquerels

KeV thousand electron volts

Km kilometer(s)

kPa kiloPascals

Kt kiloton(s)

Kvp kilovolts (peak)

LD lethal dose

LET linear energy transfer

m meter(s)

MeV million electron volts

mm millimeter(s)

mm│ cubic millimeters

Mt megaton

Na sodium

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

PBq peta-becquerel (1018Bq)

PD performance decrement

Pu plutonium

rad radiation absorbed dose

RBE relative biological effectiveness

REM roentgen equivalent, man

RPL radiophotoluminescent

SD skin dose

sec second(s)

SI systems international

Sv sievert (SI unit of radioactive dose equivalent)

TLD thermoluminescent dosimeter

TNT trinitrotoluene

U uranium

Z/A ratio of atomic number to atomic mass

Á micro (10-6)

ÁCi micro Curie