This page documents an OPTIMADE Unit Definition. See https://schemas.optimade.org/ for more information.

**ID: https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1981/temporary/rem**

`rem`

**Unit name:** roentgen equivalent man

**Latin symbol:** rem

**Display symbol:** rem

**Description:** The "roentgen equivalent man" (rem) is a unit used in radioprotection meant to represent a dose of any ionizing radiation comparable in effect to one roentgen of high-voltage x-radiation, taken to be equal to 10⁻² Sv using the 1967 SI units.

The rem unit appears in the International System of Units (SI), 4th ed. (1981) defined as "1 rem = 1 cSv = 10⁻² Sv" with the footnote: "The rem is a special unit used in radioprotection to express the equivalent dose."

**Resources:**

- Definition in the International System of Units (SI), 4th Edition
- Wikipedia article describing the unit

**JSON definition:**

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"title": "roentgen equivalent man",
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"description": "The \"roentgen equivalent man\" (rem) is a unit used in radioprotection meant to represent a dose of any ionizing radiation comparable in effect to one roentgen of high-voltage x-radiation, taken to be equal to 10\u207b\u00b2 Sv using the 1967 SI units.\n\nThe rem unit appears in the International System of Units (SI), 4th ed. (1981) defined as \"1 rem = 1 cSv = 10\u207b\u00b2 Sv\" with the footnote: \"The rem is a special unit used in radioprotection to express the equivalent dose.\"",
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},
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}
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},
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}
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}
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```