Definition of deciliter
: a unit of capacity equal to 1⁄10 liter — see metric system table
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a level of 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to be high in children, but no level of lead is considered safe because of its potential detrimental effects on child development.
Those standards suggest that children get no more than six micrograms of lead per day, based on children having no more than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood.
To prevent heart disease, we’ve been told to keep LDL levels down and HDL levels up — with 45 milligrams per deciliter usually offered as a good target for the latter.
Each of those children previously had an elevated level of lead between 5 and 36 micrograms per deciliter.
When tested, his lead levels were more than 20 micrograms per deciliter.
HANO did nothing, and the trickle of complaints became a deluge in 1991, after the CDC decreased its actionable guidelines for lead exposure from 25 to 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood.
Lead levels per deciliter of blood among the plaintiffs regularly measured in the 20- to 40-microgram range, with spikes above 50 micrograms.
One, the fasting plasma glucose test, checks blood glucose levels after an 8 to 10 hour fast; results of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter indicate prediabetes.
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Origin and Etymology of deciliter
French décilitre, from déci- + litre liter
First Known Use: 1801See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of deciliter
: a metric unit of capacity equal to 1⁄10 liter
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