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Title: Decorporation: Officially a word

Abstract

This note is the brief history of a word. Decorporation is a scientific term known to health physicists who have an interest in the removal of internally deposited radionuclides from the body after an accidental or inadvertent intake. Although the word decorporation appears many times in the radiation protection literature, it was only recently accepted by the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary as an entry for their latest edition.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20075786
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; RADIATION PROTECTION; CHELATING AGENTS; INTERNAL IRRADIATION; EDUCATION

Citation Formats

Fisher, D.R. Decorporation: Officially a word. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00015.
Fisher, D.R. Decorporation: Officially a word. United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00015.
Fisher, D.R. Mon . "Decorporation: Officially a word". United States. doi:10.1097/00004032-200005000-00015.
@article{osti_20075786,
title = {Decorporation: Officially a word},
author = {Fisher, D.R.},
abstractNote = {This note is the brief history of a word. Decorporation is a scientific term known to health physicists who have an interest in the removal of internally deposited radionuclides from the body after an accidental or inadvertent intake. Although the word decorporation appears many times in the radiation protection literature, it was only recently accepted by the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary as an entry for their latest edition.},
doi = {10.1097/00004032-200005000-00015},
journal = {Health Physics},
issn = {0017-9078},
number = 5,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}