Definition of Dose, absorbed
Dose, absorbed: In radiology, the absorbed dose is the amount of energy that is deposited in any material by ionizing radiation.
The unit of absorbed dose, the rad, is a measure of energy absorbed per gram of material. An alternative unit of absorbed dose is the gray. One gray equals 100 rads.
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?