AskDefine | Define radiobiology

Dictionary Definition

radiobiology n : the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The study of the effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms
  2. The use of radioactive labels to study biological processes

Extensive Definition

Radiobiology (or radiation biology) is the interdisciplinary field of science that studies the biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation of the whole electromagnetic spectrum, including radioactivity (alpha, beta and gamma), x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, microwaves, radio wave, low-frequency radiation (such as used in alternate electric transmission, ultrasound thermal radiation (heat), and related modalities.

Areas of interest

The interactions between electromagnetic fields (EMF) and organisms can be studied at several levels:

References and further reading

  • Eric Hall, Radiobiology for the Radiobiologist. 2006. Lippincott
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