Descriptor English: Centrifugation
Descriptor Spanish: Centrifugación
Descriptor Portuguese: Centrifugação
Descriptor French: Centrifugation
Tree number(s): E05.181
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Process of using a rotating machine to generate centrifugal force to separate substances of different densities, remove moisture, or simulate gravitational effects. It employs a large motor-driven apparatus with a long arm, at the end of which human and animal subjects, biological specimens, or equipment can be revolved and rotated at various speeds to study gravitational effects. (From Websters, 10th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: as a lab technique & to simulate gravitational eff in space; NIM
Allowable Qualifiers: AE effets indésirables
CL classification
EC économie
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
MO mortalité
MT méthodes
NU soins infirmiers
PX psychologie
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
VE médecine vétérinaire
Related: Pesanteur modifiée MeSH
Surpesanteur MeSH
Ultracentrifugation MeSH
DeCS ID: 2532
Unique ID: D002498
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
Centrifugation - Preferred
Concept UI M0003810
Preferred term Centrifugation

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