Used to describe any process in which the arrangement of particles in the nucleus of an atom is disrupted, producing a change in the nature of the atom. It may happen spontaneously, in the case of a radioactive atom, or as a result of bombardment by other particles.
A spontaneous nuclear transformation (radioactivity) characterized by the emission of energy and/or mass from the nucleus. When numbers of nuclei are involved, the process is characterized by a definite half-life.
The drop in potency of a dietary supplement while in storage as a function of time and storage conditions (light, heat, moisture, and air). Stable supplements have a low rate of disintegration allowing for a later expiration date, while others lose potency comparatively quickly.
The separation of the essential organization or harmony of the subject's personality. Such disunity of body, mind, soul, spirit, psyche can be brought about by an overload, over-extension or misuse of one's use of ESP.