Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

ch 34 radiobioloby

chapter 34 radiobioloby

In vitro Outside the body or outside the cell
Cytogenetic damage Radiation-induced structural change in chromosomes
Point mutation Radiation damage that consists of a molecular lesion of the DNA and causes genetic mutation
Free radical A short-lived, highly reactive, uncharged molecule containing a single unpaired electron in the outermost shell
Target theory The radiobiologic theory that says for a cell to die, after radiation exposure, its target molecule must be inactivated
D37 The dose that kills 63% of the cells after the single-hit single target model
Mean lethal dose Analogous to D37 and the single-hit single target model. D0 refers to the single-hit multitarget model.
Radiation hit Occurs when a radiation interaction occurs with the target
Extra-population number Sometimes called target number
DQ Threshold dose
Effects of irradiation of macromolecules in solution in vitro Main chain scission, cross-linking, point mutations, change in viscosity
How solution viscosity used to determine the degree of radiation macromolecular damage Viscosity drops after a high dose of radiation of macromolecules. It is a measure of the degree of main-chain scission of macromolecules.
Difference between catabolism and anabolism Catabolism is the destruction of large molecules into smaller molecules. Anabolism is the construction of large molecules from smaller molecules.
The phase of the cell cycle when the DNA ladder opens up in the middle of each rung and consists of only one single chain Synthesis (S) phase
The three principle observable effects of DNA irradiation Cell death, malignant disease and genetic damage
The difference between transcription, transfer, and translation when applied to molecular genetics Transcription = read the DNA code. Transfer the code to anabolic molecules. Translate the code into new molecule.
Formula for radiolysis of water in which the atom of water is ionized and dissociated into two ions H2O + Energy in the form of radiation  HOH+ + e−
This happens to radiation-induced free radicals with in the cell They migrate within the cell, transferring energy to target molecules, and ultimately join with another molecule to be neutralized.
The target theory of radiobiology That each cell contains a target site(s) on a target molecule, which must be hit in order to cause cell death
Does radiation interact with tissue uniformly or randomly Radiation exposure of tissue is rather uniform because tissue is large on the x-ray scale. However, radiation interaction with target molecules is random.
The difference between in vitro and in vivo In vitro refers to irradiation that occurs outside the body or outside the cell; in vivo irradiation is irradiation of macromolecules in the living cell.
H20 + radiation = HOH+ + e−
HOH+ (dissociation) = H+ + OH*
HOH- (dissociation) = OH− + H*
Difference between direct effect and indirect effect A direct effect exists when the ionizing radiation interacts directly with the target molecule DNA. An indirect effect occurs when the interactions is with some other molecule, resulting in free radical formation, which then transfers this energy to DNA.
How the radiosentivity of human cells vary with stages of the cell cycle Most sensitive during M; least sensitive during last S
Created by: hseratt