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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Many Japanese did die agonizing deaths from radiation sickness soon after the bombings, but contrary to what is widely believed, there is scant evidence that the children of survivors were any more likely to be born with defects or mutations than in non-bombed populations, or that survivors had much higher incidents of cancer.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Radiation Toxicity (Radiation Sickness, Acute Radiation Syndrome), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
* The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Radiation Toxicity (Radiation Sickness, Acute Radiation Syndrome) and enlists all their major and minor projects
About 200,000 are estimated to have been killed, including those who survived the bombing itself but later died from radiation sickness. (end) mk.nfm
In the immediate aftermath, 237 people were treated for acute radiation sickness, and 31 of them died within three months.
"Given their size, ease of storage, and unique biodistribution, we anticipate ERC-124 derived exosomes may be used to treat burn wounds, radiation sickness, and extracorporeal treatment of organs for transplantation."
After 10 hours, a worker in that proximity to the leak would develop radiation sickness with symptoms including nausea and a drop in white blood cells.
Neither group knew of 'radiation sickness' nor were they told of the connection between the ash and their illnesses.
When she awakens again, Erica learns that she and her brother Dean have been abducted by the Shee'a—inhabitants of the planet Shee—in order to save their population from radiation sickness. She and Dean are to be used as bearers of a microscopic organism, the “Pure,” which feeds on radiation—the radiation that is killing the Shee'a.
Illustrations of the subatomic world explain everything from the research that led to the first fission reactor to the radiation sickness that poisoned residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
While some of the pharmaceuticals used to treat acute radiation sickness have been available for years, several others are in testing phases.
The woman told me that her grandmother, caught in the 10-mile exclusion zone of Hiroshima, had died as a result of radiation sickness; and today everyone in Japan was affected by the Fukushima disaster.