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Ultraviolet Rays

"Ultraviolet Rays" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ultraviolet Rays" by people in this website by year, and whether "Ultraviolet Rays" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1980 and 1996 and 2001 and 2006 and 2007 and 2008 and 2011 and 2013 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018
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