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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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10) Radioactive toxicity of the plant foods which the Rongelap people had been ingesting daily was apparently not considered connected to the whole body gamma scintillation or urinalysis results, or signs of radiation sickness.
Acute radiation sickness is caused by exposure of the human body to high levels of radiation in a short period of time.
People exposed to 11-100 mGy/h for an extended time will have radiation sickness and should be placed under medical care.
MD Consult has also added a recommended resource topic page for Radiation Sickness (http://www.
I lost my son when we was still a baby because of radiation sickness.
Some people believed radiation sickness was hereditary or even contagious, said Osamu Yoshitomi, head of administration at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museums peace promotion department.
His father's dispatches and photographs hit home with an authenticity possible only through firsthand views of the horrible effects of an atomic attack and its resulting radiation sickness.
Sgt Milson seemed to have escaped the radiation sickness and cancer that struck many nuclear witnesses.
Nagasaki was devastated by a plutonium bomb nicknamed "Fat Man", which claimed tens of thousands of lives instantly or days later due to burns and radiation sickness.
The material that follows is presented in the hopes that it may be of some assistance to others dealing with radiation sickness.
These developments took place within 48 hours after another person was admitted to the AIIMS with radiation sickness on Monday.
Made in the years when Ronald Reagan had his finger on the button, the film portrays a suburban mother who survives a preemptive nuclear strike; her children die from radiation sickness, but still she finds a place for hope.