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
RDF Unique Identifier:
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
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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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