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Descriptor English: Centrifugation
Descriptor Spanish: Centrifugación
Descriptor Portuguese: Centrifugação
Descriptor French: Centrifugation
Tree number(s): E05.181
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002498
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 adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Related: Gravity, Altered MeSH
Hypergravity 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
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)
Preferred term Centrifugation



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