• Petin, Vladislav G. (Medical Radiological Research Center) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Kyu (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Advanced Radiation Technology Institute) ;
  • Kolganova, Olga I. (Medical Radiological Research Center) ;
  • Zhavoronkov, Leonid P. (Medical Radiological Research Center)
  • Received : 2010.12.06
  • Accepted : 2011.03.29
  • Published : 2011.03.30


A simple mathematical model of simultaneous combined action of environmental agents has been proposed to describe the synergistic interaction of microwave and high ambient temperature treatment on animal heating. The model suggests that the synergism is caused by the additional effective damage arising from an interaction of sublesions induced by each agent. These sublesions are considered to be ineffective if each agent is taken individually. The additional damage results in a higher body temperature increment when compared with that expected for an independent action of each agent. The model was adjusted to describe the synergistic interaction, to determine its greatest value and the condition under which it can be achieved. The prediction of the model was shown to be consistent with experimental data on rabbit heating. The model appears to be appropriate and the conclusions are valid.


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