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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ultraviolet Rays" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ultraviolet Rays" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 660 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 39 publications in 2014
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