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n. Abbr. dl
A metric unit of volume equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a liter.


(ˈdɛs əˌli tər)

a unit of capacity equal to 1/10 liter (6.102 cu. in. or 3.381 U.S. fl. oz.). Abbr.: dl
[1795–1805; < French]
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Noun1.deciliter - a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
centiliter, centilitre, cl - a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter
cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter, litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)


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NL-142, was 83 mg per deciliter which was more than the double of the permissible amount by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), USA.
In one trial, Praluent drove LDL cholesterol below 25 milligrammes per deciliter.
Although blood lead levels have dropped since the 1970s, so has the acceptable blood lead level in children set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)--it dropped from 30 to 25 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/ dL) in 1985, and again from 25 to 10 mcg/dL in 1991.
Comparingblood values before athletic training in an endurance athlete, a drop of one gram per deciliter of hemoglobin is probably dilutional.
One in 11 have blood-lead levels of more than 10 micrograms per deciliter, the point at which the agency says that injury may result.
9 percent or 4,519 children that were first screened had blood lead levels over 20 grams per deciliter and a little under half of those were city residents.
Those who received nurse counseling had an average LDL cholesterol level of 107 milligrams per deciliter, compared with 132 milligrams per deciliter among those who received usual care alone.
We'd begin cube feeding or increase it when the herd mean sample BUN levels dropped below 7 milligrams per deciliter of blood, or when 25 percent of the cows in the herd sample had a BUN concentration of less than 6 milligrams per deciliter of blood," Hammond recalls.
The BLL measures the quantity of lead in micrograms per deciliter of blood, written as ug/100 dL, that is, micrograms of lead per 100 deciliters of blood.
When used according to the FDA approved product labeling, which recommends that physicians target hemoglobin not to exceed 12 grams per deciliter (g/dL), the safety of EPOGEN is well-established and widely accepted.
A person's fasting blood sugar level, which is taken after about 10 to 12 hours without food, should fall between 70 and 100 milligrams per deciliter.