Ghrelin as a novel therapy for radiation combined injury.

  title={Ghrelin as a novel therapy for radiation combined injury.},
  author={Asha Jacob and Kavin G. Shah and Rongqian Wu and Ping Wang},
  journal={Molecular medicine},
  volume={16 3-4},
The threat of nuclear terrorism has led to growing worldwide concern about exposure to radiation. Acute radiation syndrome, or radiation sickness, develops after whole-body or a partial-body irradiation with a high dose of radiation. In the terrorist radiation exposure scenario, however, radiation victims likely suffer from additional injuries such as trauma, burns, wounds or sepsis. Thus, high-dose radiation injuries and appropriate therapeutic interventions must be studied. Despite advances… CONTINUE READING
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