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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The Executive Director noted the recommended level is below five microgrammes per deciliter of blood.
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.
A blood level below 40 micrograms per deciliter was considered relatively safe.
You're aiming for an LDL level of less than 130 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), with less than 100mg/dL being the optimum.
For example, the drop in a child's IQ for each 1 microgram per deciliter of lead in the blood is much higher at concentrations below 10 [micro]g/dl than at concentrations above that value (SN: 5/5/01, p.
4 micrograms per deciliter, which approaches the EPA's own risk threshold of 10 micrograms per deciliter, over which toxic effects can be expected.
In the study, heart attack rates were about 33 percent lower in statin takers whose LDL fell below 70 milligrams per deciliter of blood than in those with higher LDL.
It can also be defined as 20-200 mg of albumin per deciliter of urine collected at the first morning void.
The new FPG value is 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or greater, rather than 140 mg/dL or greater.
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.