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Ultraviolet rays

Introduction: Ultraviolet rays

Description of Ultraviolet rays

Ultraviolet rays: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Ultraviolet rays

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Ultraviolet rays

The following list attempts to classify Ultraviolet rays into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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