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What happens during Beta- Decay?
Neutron decays into a proton, electron and an antineutrino. Z up1, N down 1, A is same.
What happens during Beta + Decay?
A proton decays into a neutron, a positron, and a neutrino.
Z down 1, N up 1, A is same.
What happens during Alpha Decay?
An alpha particle (helium nucleus 2n+2p) is emitted. Z down 2, N down 2, A down 4.
Describe Electron Capture.
Reverse of Beta- Decay. Electron gets too close to nucleus and is combined with a proton to form a neutron and a neutrino.
Z up 1, N down 1, A is same.
Two or more chemicals with the same chemical formula, but having different chemical properties are called?
What is the equivalent field size equation?
2(L x W)/ L+W
The reproduction of infectious organisms is termed...
Give an example of a fomite.
Door Knob, Needle Stick, etc.
The time interval between exposure and the appearance of the first symptom is termed...
Nosocomial Infections are
a hospital or community acquired infection
What are subclinical infections?
Occur when the infection is present, but there are no signs or symptoms.
The stage of recovery from an illness is called
A collective term used to describe related signs and symptoms is called
Normal Blood Pressure Readings should be
110-140mm Hg / 60-80mm Hg
Systolic Pressure is
the first sound heard, pressure in blood vessels during contraction of the heart
Diastolic Pressure is
the pressure during the relaxation phase of the heart after contraction
programmed cell death
Low LET particles
X-Rays, Gamma Rays, higher chance of an indirect hit occuring
High LET particles
alpha particles, distances are closer together, there is a high probability that a direct hit will take place.
A direct hit occurs when
A particle hits DNA causing a point mutation