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Ultraviolet Rays MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ultraviolet Rays
Tree Number(s)
G01.358.500.505.650.891
G01.590.540.891
G01.750.250.650.891
G01.750.750.659
G01.750.770.578.891
G16.500.275.063.725.525.600
G16.500.750.775.525.600
N06.230.300.100.725.525.600
Unique ID
D014466
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014466
Annotation
non-ionizing but short-wave UV is ionizing
Scope Note
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum immediately below the visible range and extending into the x-ray frequencies. The longer wavelengths (near-UV or biotic or vital rays) are necessary for the endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic or extravital rays) are viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, and carcinogenic and are used as disinfectants.
Entry Term(s)
Actinic Rays
Black Light, Ultraviolet
UV Light
UV Radiation
Ultra-Violet Rays
Ultraviolet Light
Ultraviolet Radiation
Entry Combination
therapeutic use:Ultraviolet Therapy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/02/24
Ultraviolet Rays Preferred
UV Radiation Related
Black Light, Ultraviolet Narrower
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