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Submitted by Miroslav Pinak, JAEA
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Comment:

I would suggest to modify the terminology (ยง96 and throughout the text):

tissue reaction -> pathological tissue reaction

Justification:

- tissue reactions can be various, physiological as well pathological, while
term 'pathologic tissue reaction' means reaction which is reflecting
the change in natural situation of the tissue environment, and this is what
draft means by describing harmful effects of radiation at the somatic level;

- pathologic tissue reactions are for example: acute necrosis, degenerative changes,
tissue malfunction, etc. which are among tissue reactions observed after irradiation;

- term 'pathological tissue reaction' is easy to understand for specialists as well
for general public;

- term 'pathological tissue reaction' means nearly the same what the
previously used term 'deterministic effect' meant;

- term 'pathological tissue reaction' is unambiguous.