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Descriptor English:   Gamma Rays 
Descriptor Spanish:   Rayos gamma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Raios gama 
Synonyms English:   Gamma Radiation
Gamma Radiations
Gamma Ray
Nuclear X Rays
Nuclear X-Ray
Nuclear X-Rays
Radiation, Gamma
Radiations, Gamma
Ray, Gamma
Rays, Gamma
X Rays, Nuclear
X-Ray, Nuclear
X-Rays, Nuclear  
Tree Number:   G01.358.500.505.300
G01.750.250.300
G01.750.750.400
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.166.042
Definition English:   Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source. 
History Note English:   91(75); was see under RADIATION, IONIZING 1976-90; was see under RADIATION 1963-75 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
HI history TU therapeutic use
Record Number:   5863 
Unique Identifier:   D005720 

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