microampere


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mi·cro·am·pere

 (mī′krō-ăm′pîr′)
n.
A unit of electric current equal to one millionth of an ampere.

microampere

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈæmpɛə)
n
(Units) a millionth of an ampere

mi•cro•am•pere

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈæm pɪər, -æmˈpɪər)

n.
a unit of electric current, equal to one millionth of an ampere.
[1900–05]
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When putting the DC voltage on the 2,4 store pool of the chip, respectively, we could meter the microampere level currents.
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He now reports that "there is indeed a current in the microampere range that is consistently running through the plant day and night.' To see how important this current may be to the development of plants, he is now raising a crop of sunflowers, some of which have been electrically grounded.
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Very minute currents (in the microampere range) produced naturally in bone and connective tissue appear to play an important role in maintaining the health of those tissues.
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