In the first chapter the dosimetric units of the International System as well as the common units are defined. The kinetics associated with cell proliferation and tissue structure are important subjects for the understanding of the subsequent formation of free radicals and the importance of the cytotoxic effects of radiation will taught in the second and third chapters. Some models of cell injury are introduced and the concept of repairable damage and radiosensitivity is explored. The fifth chapter introduces the notion of radiosensitizer and radioprotective giving up convenient examples. With the body of knowledge acquired total body irradiation, the background radiation and radiation protection are themes that are explored in depth. In the laboratory practices the effects of the radiation in cell cultures and its translation into therapeutic terms are observed.
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