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  • noun Plural form of microgram.

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Examples

  • While a micrograms is just 1/1000th of a milligram, cadmium is toxic enough that even small amounts matter.

    Shrek Recall: Cadmium Levels Were OK In 12 Million McDonald's Glasses

  • While a micrograms is just 1/1000th of a milligram, cadmium is toxic enough that even small amounts matter.

    Shrek Recall: Cadmium Levels Were OK In 12 Million McDonald's Glasses

  • Inhaled steroids are dosed in micrograms (it takes 1000 micrograms to equal 1 milligram).

    Asthma FAQs

  • Five hundred micrograms, which is the amount that can fit on the -- the head of a pin, for example, is enough, if injected into somebody, that can actually kill, for example, a 175 - pound man within a few days.

    CNN Transcript Feb 29, 2008

  • Five hundred micrograms, which is the amount that can fit on the head of a pin, for example, is enough, if injected into somebody, that can actually kill, for example, a 175-pound man within a few days.

    CNN Transcript Feb 29, 2008

  • It was carrying solar wind samples -- charged atoms of oxygen and sodium -- weighing less than 20 micrograms, which is less than a few grains of salt.

    NASA's Genesis Capsule Crashes

  • Some medicines, such as family planning pills, are weighed in milligrams or even smaller amounts called micrograms (mcg or µcg):

    Chapter 36

  • It found 24 per cent of people examined were exposed to water containing up to 10 micrograms of arsenic per litre, the UN's recommended maximum level - and almost half of them were exposed to levels of up to 50 micrograms, which is considered low exposure.

    SciDev.Net

  • .006 micrograms, which is several thousands of times smaller than a single grain of sand.

    CNN.com

  • An official from the state Department of Environmental Conservation told James-Creedon the benzene level in the sample was 500 times higher than the state's health guideline -- .13 micrograms per cubic meter.

    The Center for Public Integrity: Where regulators failed, citizens took action -- testing their own air

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