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[IP] A chemistry lesson and the new SI units

Date: Fri,  7 Nov 2003 03:30:23 -0500
From: "Shelley Valentine" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Ketone Levels - What Does mmol/l Mean?
millimoles per Liter. the new scientific measurements have adopteduniversal
scientific notation for reporting thiongs like c-peptide, potassium, sodium,
glucose. ketones as well. a mole is the weight of a molecule of ketone (could
be several kinds) in 1 Liter of plasma(mm/L). Makes more sense than % but
difficult top get a grasp of without a good background in the metric system,
in literaturetoday most glucose levels and ketone levels are reported in mm/L.
Even blood pressure which used to be reported in millimeters of mercury is now
reported in Newton Meters., spot
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