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n. Abbr. dl
A metric unit of volume equal to one-tenth (10-1) of a liter.
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(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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n decilitro
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The Executive Director noted the recommended level is below five microgrammes per deciliter of blood.
During a review of the marketing application for darbepoetin alfa, an association was found between rate of increase in the hemoglobin level exceeding 1 gram per deciliter per 2-week period and the risk of cardiovascular and thromboembolic event [5].
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. Some researchers report even lower levels.
All study participants had an impaired glucose tolerance (a two-hour glucose level of 140 to 199 milligrams per deciliter) at the study's outset.
In that time, 235 had diabetes (defined as being treated for the disease or having a glucose level of 126 milligrams per deciliter or higher at least once), 227 had an impaired fasting plasma glucose level (110 to 125 milligrams per deciliter) and 238 always had glucose levels within normal limits (less than 110 milligrams per deciliter).
The average blood lead level was 1.61 micrograms per deciliter. The one-fifth of participants with the highest blood lead levels (2.11 micrograms per deciliter or more) had 2.3 times the odds of having major depressive disorder and nearly five times the odds of panic disorder as the one-fifth with the lowest lead levels (0.7 micrograms per deciliter or less).Smoking is related to blood lead levels, so the researchers conducted additional analyses excluding the 628 smokers.
One hour of moderate exercise, or a half-hour of vigorous activity, lowered White women's LDL cholesterol by almost 4 milligrams per deciliter, and lowered African American women's LDL by 10.5 milligrams.
The difference is likely due to the fact that the initial studies targeted people taking statins because of high cholesterol--a total cholesterol level of 240 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) or more and an LDL ("bad") cholesterol level of 160 mg/dL or more--and a high risk of vascular disease, while the new studies looked at the effects of statins on all people with an average LDL level of about 130 mg/dL.
For individuals with the highest levels of triglycerides (above 443 milligrams per deciliter of blood) they found a three-to-four-fold higher risk of ischemic stroke compared to people with the lowest levels (less than 89 milligrams per deciliter).
The six-year-long study examined the effect of lead exposure on cognitive function in children whose blood-lead levels were below the CDC's standard of 10 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl), or about 100 parts per billion.
Overall, aerobic exercise increased HDL levels by 2.53 milligrams per deciliter (mg/ dL), translating into a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk of 5.1 percent for men and 7.6 percent for women, the researchers reported.