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Descriptor English: Radioactivity
Descriptor Spanish: Radiactividad
Descriptor Portuguese: Radioatividade
Descriptor French: Radioactivité
Entry term(s): Decay, Nuclear
Disintegration, Radioactive
Disintegrations, Radioactive
Nuclear Decay
Radioactive Disintegration
Radioactive Disintegrations
Radioactivities
Tree number(s): G01.828
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.181
SP8.473.654.412.062.122
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011851
Scope note: The spontaneous transformation of a nuclide into one or more different nuclides, accompanied by either the emission of particles from the nucleus, nuclear capture or ejection of orbital electrons, or fission. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Annotation: IM general only for principle of emission of radiations; NIM as coordinate for degree of radioactivity of specific radioelements or radioisotopes (IM); do not use as routine coordinate for amount of radiation or degree of radioactivity of radioisotope tracers; entry term NUCLEAR DECAY: coordinate NIM with specific radioactive substance (IM) & do not add RADIOMETRY
DeCS ID: 12290
Unique ID: D011851
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Radioactivity - Preferred
Concept UI M0018405
Scope note The spontaneous transformation of a nuclide into one or more different nuclides, accompanied by either the emission of particles from the nucleus, nuclear capture or ejection of orbital electrons, or fission. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Radioactivity
Entry term(s) Decay, Nuclear
Disintegration, Radioactive
Disintegrations, Radioactive
Nuclear Decay
Radioactive Disintegration
Radioactive Disintegrations
Radioactivities



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