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Definition of Terms

This page contains an alphabetical listing of terms used by the Iowa Department of Public Health. These terms will include everything from government pseudonyms and acronyms to medical and health-related terms that may be unfamiliar to readers.

Term - rem

rem

Rem means the special unit of any of the quantities expressed as dose equivalent. The dose equivalent in rem is equal to the absorbed dose in rad multiplied by the quality factor (1 rem = 0.01 sievert).