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Authors: Yurii B. Kudryashov (Moscow State Univ., Russia) 
Book Description:
The book is concerned with features analysis of radiation damage to living matter at different levels of its organization, beginning from the molecular level. The general theory of the mechanisms of biological action of radiation based on four logically connected principles of radiation biology is presented for the first time. The book contains abundant material on primary and secondary processes of the response of living systems to radiation, the mechanisms of direct and indirect action of radiation through radiolysis of water and lipids; a detailed consideration of the theory of targets (DNA and biological membranes) and the problems of high- and low-dose irradiation in the context of present-day. The systemic response of the cell to irradiation (oxidative stress, endogenous background radioresistance, damage and repair of biological membranes and DNA, systemic protection against radiation) is approximated. Presentation of these important problems is preceded by an up-to-date evaluation of some aspects regarding dosimetry of ionizing radiation.

Table of Contents:
Foreward

Abstract

Preface

A List of Abbreviations, Symbols, and Some Conditional Terms

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Ionizing Radiation, its Characterization and Dosimetry

Chapter 2 - Absorption of the Energy of Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 3 - Dependence of the Biological Effect on Absorbed Radiation Dose

Chapter 4 - Direct Action of Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 5 - Indirect Action of Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 6 - Response of the Cell to the Action of Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 7 - Biological Effects of Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation. Long-Term Consequences

Conclusions

References

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-280-8
   Status: AV
  
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