Definitions for "Sievert"
Keywords:  rem, millisieverts, dose, msv, joule
Sievert (Sv) is the SI derived unit of dose equivalent when the absorbed dose of ionizing radiation multiplied by the stipulated dimensionless factors is 1 J/kg. It is named after the Swedish physicst Rolf Sievert (1896-1966).
1 Sievert equals 100 rem. Abbreviation is Sv.
The quantity obtained by multiplying the equivalent dose to various tissues and organs by a weighting factor appropriate to each and summing the products. Unit sievert, symbol Sv. Frequently abbreviated to dose. (see also Micros, Mills, Megas and Measurements)