ICRP Publication 118: v. 41, issues 1-2 - ICRP Statement on Tissue Reactions and Early and Late Effects of Radiation in Normal Tissues and Organs - Th
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This report provides a review of early and late effects of radiation in normal tissues and organs with respect to radiation protection. It was instigated following a recommendation in ICRP Publication 103 (2007), and it provides updated estimates of 'practical' threshold doses for tissue injury defined at the level of 1 per cent incidence. Estimates are given for morbidity and mortality endpoints in all organ systems following acute, fractionated, or chronic exposure. The organ systems comprise the haematopoietic, immune, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and nervous systems; the digestive and urinary tracts; the skin; and the eye.
GUEST EDITORIAL PART I: ICRP STATEMENT ON TISSUE REACTIONS PART II: EARLY AND LATE EFFECTS OF RADIATION IN NORMAL TISSUES AND ORGANS - THRESHOLD DOSES FOR TISSUE REACTIONS IN A RADIATION PROTECTION CONTEXT ABSTRACT PREFACE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GLOSSARY 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. Purpose of report 1.2. Definition and nature of tissue reactions to ionising radiation 1.3. General principles of radiation effects in cells and tissues 1.4. References 2. RESPONSE OF TISSUES AND ORGANS TO RADIATION 2.1. Haematopoietic and immune systems 2.2. Digestive system 2.3. Reproductive system 2.4. Skin 2.5. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems 2.6. Eye 2.7. Respiratory system 2.8. Urinary tract 2.9. Musculoskeletal system 2.10. Endocrine system 2.11. Nervous system 2.12. References 3. MODIFIERS OF NORMAL TISSUE RESPONSE 3.1. Terminology 3.2. Mechanisms of action 3.3. Influence of modifiers on radiation response in tissue 3.4. References 4. THRESHOLD DOSES IN RELATION TO RADIOSENSITIVITY OF ORGANS AND TISSUES 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Haematopoietic and immune systems 4.3. Digestive system 4.4. Reproductive system 4.5. Skin 4.6. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems 4.7. Eye 4.8. Respiratory system 4.9. Urinary tract 4.10. Musculoskeletal system 4.11. Endocrine system 4.12. Nervous system 4.13. Conclusions 4.14. References ANNEX A. SUMMARY OF STUDIES OF EXPOSURE AND OPACITIES OR CATARACTS
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