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Descriptor English: Microscopy
Descriptor Spanish: Microscopía
Descriptor Portuguese: Microscopia
Descriptor French: Microscopie
Entry term(s): Compound Microscopy
Hand Held Microscopy
Hand-Held Microscopy
Light Microscopy
Microscopy, Compound
Microscopy, Hand-Held
Microscopy, Light
Microscopy, Optical
Microscopy, Simple
Optical Microscopy
Simple Microscopy
Tree number(s): E01.370.350.515
E05.595
H01.671.617.562
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008853
Scope note: The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.
Annotation: do not index here routinely for histol & cytol studies: Manual 26.12+
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 9041
Unique ID: D008853
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/12
Microscopy - Preferred
Concept UI M0013808
Scope note The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.
Preferred term Microscopy
Optical Microscopy - Broader
Concept UI M000626957
Preferred term Optical Microscopy
Entry term(s) Compound Microscopy
Hand Held Microscopy
Hand-Held Microscopy
Light Microscopy
Microscopy, Compound
Microscopy, Hand-Held
Microscopy, Light
Microscopy, Optical
Microscopy, Simple
Simple Microscopy



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