Meaning of GAMMA in English

GAMMA

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gamma ray

gamma/alpha/beta radiation technical (= radiation given off by the atomic matter of gamma, alpha, or beta rays )

The conventional treatment for cancer is to bombard the tumour with gamma radiation.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

globulin

I had had my shots of gamma globulin , rabies vaccine and tetanus, and sometimes remembered to take my quinine.

Communities set up clinics to deliver free gamma globulin shots to schoolchildren.

radiation

The conventional treatment for large tumours, deep within the body, is to bombard them with powerful doses of gamma radiation .

Local doses are often underestimated and plexiglass shielding converts some energy into penetrating gamma radiation .

They used two spectrometers to analyse gamma radiation given off by the blanket.

ray

The radiation emitted by these isotopes consists of alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays .

The idea, in both the military and medical applications, is to use gamma rays to search for signs of radiation.

Fresh soil samples, taken recently in the presence of journalists, are currently being investigated for gamma rays and alpha particles.

X-rays and gamma rays are the shortest electromagnetic waves, with wavelengths less than a 1000 millionths of a centimetre.

Indeed, both gamma rays and X-rays can be extremely damaging to living cells.

Moreover, the detector would have to be in space, because gamma rays can not penetrate the atmosphere.

We must lift detectors above the atmosphere to study gamma rays , X-rays, ultraviolet and long infrared radiations.

From these we get our word alphabet, delta, and gamma which gives us gamma rays .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beta and gamma emissions can be detected by scintillation counters.

Fields in the range of interest are usually measured in gamma , one gauss being 100,000 gamma.

Gastric emptying tests with radiolabelled meals and gamma camera imaging have proved popular for many years in clinical research and physiological studies.

Hemoglobin F, or fetal hemoglobin, is composed of two alpha chains and two gamma chains. 214.

The gamma dose rate proved to be only about 20 percent - reasonably typical for clay materials.

The radiation emitted by these isotopes consists of alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays.

These plasma cells produce a homogeneous immunoglobulin protein which stains as a well-defined peak in the gamma region.

We must lift detectors above the atmosphere to study gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet and long infrared radiations.

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