Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2022

Publication Title

Seminars in radiation oncology

Abstract

Ionizing radiation is used to create models of accelerated aging because the processes of aging and radiation injury share common elements. In this chapter we review the biological processes of aging and the similarities and impact of ionizing radiation on those processes. The information draws on data from laboratory studies and from epidemiology studies of radiation exposure victims. The chapter reviews the effects of radiation on DNA, cells, and organs systems on aged adults. The science of aging and the effect of radiation on the aging process are areas of active research and our understanding is evolving.

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Aging; Biological Phenomena; Humans; Middle Aged; Radiation Exposure; Radiation Injuries; Radiation, Ionizing

PubMed ID

35307120

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

172

Last Page

178

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