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Descriptor English: X-Rays
Descriptor Spanish: Rayos X
Descriptor Portuguese: Raios X
Descriptor French: Rayons X
Entry term(s): Grenz Ray
Grenz Rays
Radiation, X
Ray, Grenz
Ray, Roentgen
Ray, X
Rays, Grenz
Rays, Roentgen
Rays, X
Roentgen Ray
Roentgen Rays
X Radiation
X Ray
X Rays
X-Radiation
X-Radiations
X-Ray
Xray
Xrays
Tree number(s): G01.358.500.505.970
G01.750.250.970
G01.750.750.918
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.166.037
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014965
Scope note: Penetrating electromagnetic radiation emitted when the inner orbital electrons of an atom are excited and release radiant energy. X-ray wavelengths range from 1 pm to 10 nm. Hard X-rays are the higher energy, shorter wavelength X-rays. Soft x-rays or Grenz rays are less energetic and longer in wavelength. The short wavelength end of the X-ray spectrum overlaps the GAMMA RAYS wavelength range. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
Annotation: diagnostic use of X-rays = RADIOGRAPHY + specific disease /diag image; therapeutic use of X-rays = X-RAY THERAPY (general) or /radiother with specific diseases; X-ray or x-ray in translations: follow text
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
Entry Combination: therapeutic use:X-Ray Therapy
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under RADIATION, IONIZING 1976-90; was see under RADIATION 1965-75
Online Note: search RADIATION 1966-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under RADIATION, IONIZING 1976-90; was see under RADIATION 1965-75
DeCS ID: 15363
Unique ID: D014965
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
X-Rays - Preferred
Concept UI M0023041
Scope note Penetrating electromagnetic radiation emitted when the inner orbital electrons of an atom are excited and release radiant energy. X-ray wavelengths range from 1 pm to 10 nm. Hard X-rays are the higher energy, shorter wavelength X-rays. Soft x-rays or Grenz rays are less energetic and longer in wavelength. The short wavelength end of the X-ray spectrum overlaps the GAMMA RAYS wavelength range. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
Preferred term X-Rays
Entry term(s) Radiation, X
Ray, Roentgen
Ray, X
Rays, Roentgen
Rays, X
Roentgen Ray
Roentgen Rays
X Radiation
X Ray
X Rays
X-Radiation
X-Radiations
X-Ray
Xray
Xrays
Grenz Rays - Narrower
Concept UI M0023040
Preferred term Grenz Rays
Entry term(s) Grenz Ray
Ray, Grenz
Rays, Grenz



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