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Descriptor English: Gamma Rays
Descriptor Spanish: Rayos gamma
Descriptor Portuguese: Raios gama
Descriptor French: Rayons gamma
Entry term(s): Rayonnements gamma
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 effets indésirables
CL classification
HI histoire
TU usage thérapeutique
DeCS ID: 5863
Unique ID: D005720
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Rayons gamma - Preferred
Concept UI M0008974
Preferred term Rayons gamma
Entry term(s) Rayonnements gamma



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