from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metric unit of volume equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a liter.
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- n. US spelling of decilitre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the metric system, a measure of capacity equal to one tenth of a liter, or 3.52 English fluidounces, or 3.38 United States fluidounces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
S. O'BRIEN: The national guidelines right now for the LDL is something like 100 milligrams per deciliter, which is all doctorspeak, but 100, let's say, is something like that.
Normal hemoglobin ranges from about 13 to 18 grams per deciliter of blood in men and 12 to 15 grams in women.
Currently, the CDC will not classify an individual as having a dangerous blood lead level unless he has at least 10 micromoles of lead per deciliter -- more than three times the level that causes decreased brain function in children.
Multiple studies in leading medical journals reveal that blood lead levels in children as low as 3 micrograms per deciliter can cause serious developmental disabilities and dramatically lowered IQs.
St. John's developed this program after discovering that a whopping 54% of its pediatric patients had at least 3 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, enough to cause irreversible brain damage.
JUPITER, released in November, showed that Crestor can prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with normal cholesterol levels — LDL levels of 130 milligrams a deciliter or below — and high levels of C-reactive protein, an ominous sign of artery inflammation.
The FDA asked its panelists whether the recommendation should be reduced to target 9 grams per deciliter.
Current labeling on the drugs recommends keeping patients 'hemoglobin levels between 10 grams and 12 grams per deciliter.
In general, HDL levels under 40 milligrams per deciliter in men and 50 mg/dL in women are considred low.
Normal: Normal blood sugar levels measure less than 100 mg/dl milligrams per deciliter after the fasting glucose test.