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Descriptor English: Nuclear Reactors
Descriptor Spanish: Reactores Nucleares
Descriptor Portuguese: Reatores Nucleares
Descriptor French: Réacteurs nucléaires
Entry term(s): Nuclear Reactor
Reactor, Nuclear
Reactors, Nuclear
Tree number(s): E07.710.600
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.010.156
SP8.473.654.412.062.134
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009688
Scope note: Devices containing fissionable material in sufficient quantity and so arranged as to be capable of maintaining a controlled, self-sustaining NUCLEAR FISSION chain reaction. They are also known as atomic piles, atomic reactors, fission reactors, and nuclear piles, although such names are deprecated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: RADIONUCLIDE GENERATORS and NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(64)
Related: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident MeSH
Nuclear Energy MeSH
Radioactive Hazard Release MeSH
DeCS ID: 9875
Unique ID: D009688
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Nuclear Reactors - Preferred
Concept UI M0015045
Scope note Devices containing fissionable material in sufficient quantity and so arranged as to be capable of maintaining a controlled, self-sustaining NUCLEAR FISSION chain reaction. They are also known as atomic piles, atomic reactors, fission reactors, and nuclear piles, although such names are deprecated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Nuclear Reactors
Entry term(s) Nuclear Reactor
Reactor, Nuclear
Reactors, Nuclear



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