A weapon that derives its destructive force from nuclear fission and/or fusion.
The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Warfare involving the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350)
Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.
Global conflict involving countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America that occurred between 1939 and 1945.
Pollutants, present in air, which exhibit radioactivity.
Leukemia produced by exposure to IONIZING RADIATION or NON-IONIZING RADIATION.
The observation, either continuously or at intervals, of the levels of radiation in a given area, generally for the purpose of assuring that they have not exceeded prescribed amounts or, in case of radiation already present in the area, assuring that the levels have returned to those meeting acceptable safety standards.
Tumors, cancer or other neoplasms produced by exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Plutonium. A naturally radioactive element of the actinide metals series. It has the atomic symbol Pu, atomic number 94, and atomic weight 242. Plutonium is used as a nuclear fuel, to produce radioisotopes for research, in radionuclide batteries for pacemakers, and as the agent of fission in nuclear weapons.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
Warfare involving the use of living organisms or their products as disease etiologic agents against people, animals, or plants.
Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used to destroy large numbers of people. It includes NUCLEAR WEAPONS, and biological, chemical, and radiation weapons.
Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.
Tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, or asphyxiating gases.
Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.
Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.
The injuries caused by conducted energy weapons such as stun guns, shock batons, and cattle prods.
Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Substances and materials manufactured for use in various technologies and industries and for domestic use.
The use or threatened use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of criminal laws for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom, in support of political or social objectives.
The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.
Agencies of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT of the United States.
Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
Deliberate and planned acts of unlawful behavior engaged in by aggrieved segments of the population in seeking social change.
Living organisms or their toxic products that are used to cause disease or death of humans during WARFARE.
Devices or tools used in combat or fighting in order to kill or incapacitate.
Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The use of biological agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of BACTERIA; VIRUSES; or other BIOLOGICAL TOXINS against people, ANIMALS; or PLANTS.
The use of chemical agents in TERRORISM. This includes the malevolent use of nerve agents, blood agents, blister agents, and choking agents (NOXAE).
The killing of one person by another.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.
INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.