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Descriptor English:   Centrifugation 
Descriptor Spanish:   Centrifugación 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Centrifugação 
Tree Number:   E05.181
Definition English:   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) 
Indexing Annotation English:   as a lab technique & to simulate gravitational eff in space; NIM
See Related English:   Gravity, Altered
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
MT methods MO mortality
NU nursing PX psychology
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends VE veterinary
Record Number:   2532 
Unique Identifier:   D002498 

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