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microgram

[′mī·krə‚gram]
(mechanics)
A unit of mass equal to one-millionth of a gram. Abbreviated μg.
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Other scientific bodies, including the World Health Organization and a coalition of six American physicians' organizations, have recommended that EPA lower allowable levels of PM to a range of 10 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter.
Adequate intake is 90 micrograms for women and 120 micrograms for men.
After a conversion of the microgram doses to microgram/kg dose equivalents, results showed that 67 percent of patients receiving a dose of >1 microgram/kg achieved the secondary platelet response criterion, which was defined as doubling of baseline platelet count.
27 per microgram - with a dose of Aranesp equaling 200 micrograms - from this year's $2.
Hair sampling revealed that 57% of the 165 people studied had mercury concentrations 2-3 times higher than the WHO safety limit of 10 micrograms per gram/liter.
They found that lead in the tibia of the participants ranged from less than 1 to 96 micrograms per gram of bone mineral; lead in the patella ranged from 1 to 142 micrograms per gram.
Older people with little gastric acid can absorb that B-12 quite well, particularly if you give it at amounts of, say, 25 micrograms a day, which is quite a bit above the U.
In both studies, patients continued their pre-study oral therapies and were randomized to one of three arms in which they received either 10 micrograms of exenatide, 5 micrograms of exenatide, or placebo via subcutaneous injection at breakfast and dinner.
Particulate pollution levels measured in ``snapshot'' readings - readings that are not averaged out over an hour to fit federal standards - were as high as 250 to 350 micrograms per cubic meter, a spokesman of the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District said.
Every gram of Pacific yew tree bark yields about 50-70 micrograms of paclitaxel; in branches and leaves of certain varieties of hazelnut, about 5 micrograms of paclitaxel can be extracted.
In a small pilot study, Mason and his colleagues gave those people a whopping dose of 10,000 micrograms of folic acid a day.
Prior to that time, it did not recommend medical intervention for concentrations less than 25 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood.