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RADD 2501 Class Notes - Four Things That Can Happent to a Cell Powerpoint

RADD 2501 Class Notes - Four Things That Can Happent to a Cell Powerpoint

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Effects Of Ionizing Radiation On Cells
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When ionizing radiation (any type, from any source, man-made or natural) interacts with a living cell there are four possible net effects: 1. Nothing 2. The cell is altered, but repairs itself or is repaired by an outside process 3. The cell is altered
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Unformatted text preview: and dies ■ 4. The cell is altered and survives in a changed configuration ■ Possibilities 1-3 lead to NO HARM to the patient. ■ The 4th possibility MAY lead to a problem IF the alteration is propagated during the cell’s reproduction cycle and IF the alteration is harmful...
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