Physiologic Mechanisms in Radiation Resistance

  • S. M. Reichard
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 73B)


The reticuloendothelial system constitutes a major defense system against bacterial agents and plays a vital role in the regeneration of the hemopoietic system. Exhaustion of certain cells of RE origin has been proposed as the prime cause of death after whole body irradiation (2). It is logical to assume that the functional activity of the RES is an important factor in the resistance against radiation effects.


Phagocytic Activity Reticuloendothelial System Radioprotective Effect Irradiate Animal Traumatic Shock 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Reichard
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  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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