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Descriptor in English: Ultraviolet Rays
Descriptor in Spanish: Rayos Ultravioleta
Descriptor in Portuguese: Raios Ultravioleta
Descriptor in French: Rayons ultraviolets
Entry term(s): Actinic Ray
Actinic Rays
Black Light, Ultraviolet
Light, UV
Light, Ultraviolet
Radiation, UV
Radiation, Ultraviolet
Ray, Actinic
Ray, Ultra-Violet
Ray, Ultraviolet
UV Light
UV Radiation
Ultra Violet Rays
Ultra-Violet Ray
Ultra-Violet Rays
Ultraviolet Black Light
Ultraviolet Black Lights
Ultraviolet Light
Ultraviolet Radiation
Ultraviolet Radiations
Ultraviolet Ray
Tree number(s): G01.358.500.505.650.891
G01.590.540.891
G01.750.250.650.891
G01.750.750.659
G01.750.770.578.891
G16.500.275.063.725.525.600
G16.500.750.775.525.600
N06.230.300.100.725.525.600
SP4.021.202.133.789
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.166.032
Scope note: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum immediately below the visible range and extending into the x-ray frequencies. The longer wavelengths (near-UV or biotic or vital rays) are necessary for the endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic or extravital rays) are viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic and are used as disinfectants.
Annotation: non-ionizing but short-wave UV is ionizing
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
HI history
DeCS UI: 14865
Descriptor UI: D014466
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Ultraviolet Rays - Preferred
Concept UI M0022240
Scope note That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum immediately below the visible range and extending into the x-ray frequencies. The longer wavelengths (near-UV or biotic or vital rays) are necessary for the endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic or extravital rays) are viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic and are used as disinfectants.
Preferred term Ultraviolet Rays
Entry term(s) Actinic Ray
Actinic Rays
Light, UV
Light, Ultraviolet
Ray, Actinic
Ray, Ultra-Violet
Ray, Ultraviolet
UV Light
Ultra Violet Rays
Ultra-Violet Ray
Ultra-Violet Rays
Ultraviolet Light
Ultraviolet Ray
UV Radiation - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000622369
Preferred term UV Radiation
Entry term(s) Radiation, UV
Radiation, Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet Radiation
Ultraviolet Radiations
Black Light, Ultraviolet - Narrower
Concept UI M0535281
Preferred term Black Light, Ultraviolet
Entry term(s) Ultraviolet Black Light
Ultraviolet Black Lights



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