What does ionizing radiation mean?

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Noun
  1. High-energy radiation that is capable of causing ionization in substances through which it passes; also includes high-energy particles.
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A characteristic feature of the cellular response to ionizing radiation exposure is inhibition of replicon initiation.
Exposure to ionizing radiation or environmental mutagens and carcinogens may lead to genomic instability.
Some had received large doses of densely ionizing radiation while processing plutonium.
This energy is often in the form of ionizing radiation like x-rays or gamma rays.
The principle long-term effect of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation is now considered to be the induction of cancer.
Thus hospital workers constitute the group most consistently exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation.

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