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Centrifugation MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Centrifugation
Tree Number(s)
E05.181
Unique ID
D002498
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002498
Annotation
as a lab technique & to simulate gravitational eff in space; NIM
Scope Note
Process of using a rotating machine to generate centrifugal force to separate substances of different densities, remove moisture, or simulate gravitational effects. It employs a large motor-driven apparatus with a long arm, at the end of which human and animal subjects, biological specimens, or equipment can be revolved and rotated at various speeds to study gravitational effects. (From Websters, 10th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
See Also
Gravity, Altered
Hypergravity
Ultracentrifugation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/13
Centrifugation Preferred
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