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A unit of electric potential equal to one millionth (10-6) of a volt.


(Units) one millionth of a volt


(ˈmaɪ krəˌvoʊlt)

a unit of electromotive force or potential difference equal to one millionth of a volt.
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Noun1.microvolt - a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a voltmicrovolt - a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt
potential unit - a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)
V, volt - a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
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In experiments in cats [6, 7], the cochlear microphonic potentials of the ear in response to bone vibrator stimulation that elicited responses with criterion magnitudes on the order of several microvolt were assessed.
Microvolt T-wave alternans for the risk stratification of ventricular tachyarrhythmic events: a meta-analysis.
Digital ultrasonic meters are used to measure high frequency signals from bearings and display the result as decibels per microvolt (dBuV).
Amplitude of SNAP was measured in microvolt ([micro]V).
The sensitivity of the machine is so adjusted that a 200 microvolt signal produces a 10 mm deflection of the recording needle (Fig).
Table 1: Clinical and electrophysiological data (y = years; M = males; F = females; mg = milligrams; ms = millisecond; mcV = microVolt; LTF = lateral trunk flexion; R = right; L = left; LEDD = levodopa equivalent daily dose; n.s.
Microvolt T-wave alternans for risk stratification of cardiac events in ischemic cardiomyopathy: A meta-analysis.
The EOG signal which is in the microvolt range is amplified to millivolt range.
fibula-ankle APB: abductor pollicis longus; ADM: abductor digiti minimi (hand); AH: abductor hallucis; EDB: extensor digitorum brevis; Amp: amplitude; mV: microvolt; C: caput; CV: conduction velocity Table 2.
Microvolt potentials within the chemically fixed postmortem brains were collected throughout the field exposures.
While the amplitudes of EMG and EOG signals are in the millivolt range, the amplitudes of EEG and ECG are in the microvolt range.
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