Definitions for "Dose Equivalent"
Keywords:  sievert, rem, rad, absorbed, biological
A unit of biologically equivalent dose, defined as the absorbed dose in rad multiplied by the quality factor (Q).
This is the measure that indicates the degree of biological damage caused by radiation. Dose equivalent is measured in rems.
A term used to express the amount of effective radiation received by an individual. A dose equivalent considers the type of radiation, the amount of body exposed, and the risk of exposure. Measured in rems. (See rem).