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Descriptor English: Infrared Rays
Descriptor Spanish: Rayos Infrarrojos
Descriptor Portuguese: Raios Infravermelhos
Descriptor French: Rayons infrarouges
Entry term(s): Heat Wave
Heat Waves
Infrared Ray
Ray, Infrared
Rays, Infrared
Wave, Heat
Waves, Heat
Tree number(s): G01.358.500.505.650.552
G01.590.540.552
G01.750.250.650.552
G01.750.770.578.552
G16.500.275.063.725.525.400
G16.500.750.775.525.400
N06.230.300.100.725.525.400
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.075.176.052
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007259
Scope note: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum usually sensed as heat. Infrared wavelengths are longer than those of visible light, extending into the microwave frequencies. They are used therapeutically as heat, and also to warm food in restaurants.
Annotation: non-ionizing; radiation policy: Manual 28.11+; black light goes here or under ULTRAVIOLET RAYS depending on text but unspecified index under ULTRAVIOLET RAYS
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
HI history
TU therapeutic use
Related: Heat Wave (Meteorology) DeCS
DeCS ID: 7436
Unique ID: D007259
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Infrared Rays - Preferred
Concept UI M0011327
Scope note That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum usually sensed as heat. Infrared wavelengths are longer than those of visible light, extending into the microwave frequencies. They are used therapeutically as heat, and also to warm food in restaurants.
Preferred term Infrared Rays
Entry term(s) Heat Wave
Heat Waves
Infrared Ray
Ray, Infrared
Rays, Infrared
Wave, Heat
Waves, Heat



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