Roentgen equivalent man, rem (unit)

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

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