Ionizing Radiation. Definition

Medical Definition: Ionizing Radiation

Propagation of particles from the atoms, either from its core electronics since its crust with enough energy to ionize matter, displacing electrons from their orbits. Ionizing radiation is often a phenomenon of radioactivity, which comes from the atoms and is mainly composed of alpha, beta and gamma rays. It is used in medical and industrial applications, the most famous X-ray machines or Cobalt oncological medical sources or the use of particle accelerators. This type of radiation is delivered (or issued) for x-rays, radioactive substances, for rays entering Earth's atmosphere from outer space and other sources. The high-dose ionizing radiation increases chemical activity inside cells and can lead to health risks such as cancer.

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