Radiation Protection of the Organism (Selected Chapters)
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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Extensive material on biological shielding from ionizing radiation is generalized. Using a cytokaryological analysis of the damage and protection of the bone marrow, proof is presented that the mechanism of anti-radiation protection is the consequence of weakening of the initial damage of critical systems in the organism. Examined in detail for the first time is the possibility of modifying the effect of various forms of low level ionizing radiation X-rays, gamma-quantum and protons of high energies with single exposure fractionated and chronic irradiations. Attempt was made to analyze the dependence of damage and protection of the hereditary apparatus of somatical cells on the distribution of the radiation dosage with time and to evaluate the role of this phenomenon for the immediate and remote effects of irradiation.