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Descriptor English: Lightning
Descriptor Spanish: Relámpago
Descriptor Portuguese: Relâmpago
Descriptor French: Éclairs
Entry term(s): Lightnings
Tree number(s): G16.500.175.843
G16.500.750.775.375
N06.230.300.100.725.375
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008030
Scope note: An abrupt high-current electric discharge that occurs in the ATMOSPHERE and that has a path length ranging from hundreds of feet to tens of miles. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Annotation: adverse effects of lightning is probably LIGHTNING INJURIES
DeCS ID: 8205
Unique ID: D008030
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Lightning - Preferred
Concept UI M0012516
Scope note An abrupt high-current electric discharge that occurs in the ATMOSPHERE and that has a path length ranging from hundreds of feet to tens of miles. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Preferred term Lightning
Entry term(s) Lightnings



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