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Free radical formation

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submitted by kchakhabar(18),

Radiation causes damage by generating hydroxyl free radicals (Pathoma chapter 3 table). Therefore, if something minimizes the damage of radiation, it has to inhibit free radical formation.





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submitted by bullshitusmle(1),

therapeutic ionizing radiation(gamma rays,x-rays); -DNA double-strand breakage -Free radical formation