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Descriptor English: Gamma Rays
Descriptor Spanish: Rayos gamma
Descriptor Portuguese: Raios gama
Descriptor French: Rayons gamma
Entry term(s): Gamma Radiation
Gamma Radiations
Gamma Ray
Gamma Wave
Gamma Waves
Nuclear X Rays
Nuclear X-Ray
Nuclear X-Rays
Radiation, Gamma
Radiations, Gamma
Ray, Gamma
Rays, Gamma
Wave, Gamma
Waves, Gamma
X Rays, Nuclear
X-Ray, Nuclear
X-Rays, Nuclear
Tree number(s): G01.358.500.505.300
G01.750.250.300
G01.750.750.400
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.166.042
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005720
Scope note: Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
HI history
TU therapeutic use
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under RADIATION, IONIZING 1976-90; was see under RADIATION 1963-75
Online Note: search RADIATION 1966-74
History Note: 91(75); was see under RADIATION, IONIZING 1976-90; was see under RADIATION 1963-75
DeCS ID: 5863
Unique ID: D005720
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Gamma Rays - Preferred
Concept UI M0008974
Scope note Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
Preferred term Gamma Rays
Entry term(s) Gamma Radiation
Gamma Radiations
Gamma Ray
Radiation, Gamma
Radiations, Gamma
Ray, Gamma
Rays, Gamma
X-Rays, Nuclear - Narrower
Concept UI M0506344
Preferred term X-Rays, Nuclear
Entry term(s) Nuclear X Rays
Nuclear X-Ray
Nuclear X-Rays
X Rays, Nuclear
X-Ray, Nuclear
Gamma Wave - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000733072
Preferred term Gamma Wave
Entry term(s) Gamma Waves
Wave, Gamma
Waves, Gamma



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