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kilopascal

(kil?o-pas-kal') [Fr. kilo, a thousand, + Pascal, Fr. scientist],

kPa

In SI units, a unit of pressure equal to 1000 pascals. Attempts to have blood pressure expressed in kPa have not been accepted.
See: pascal

kilopascal

one thousand (103) pascals; the metric unit of pressure; equal to 7 pounds per square inch; abbreviated kPa.
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The results were expressed in kilopascals and the median value of successful measurements was considered as representative of LSM.
Higher pressure levels, positive or negative and up to 1,300 kilopascals, are measured by soil suction tensiometers, "another device which is not widely used for slope monitoring," says Hughes.
The researchers demonstrated the ability of the e-skin to detect pressure from 0 to 15 kilopascals, a range comparable to the force used for such daily activities as typing on a keyboard or holding an object.
Vapor pressure, measured in kilopascals (kPa), is the metric of choice for IEA Annex 14 (International Energy Agency 1991).
The primary unit of measurement used is Kilopascals (kPa) with conversions to millimetres of mercury (mmHg) given throughout.
Blood oxygen is measured in kilopascals (kPa), and 12-14 kPa is considered normal.
65 kilopascals (kPa), a fraction 12-14 kPa normally found in most people's blood.
Elefteriades found that the tensile strength of an enlarged aortic wall--that is, its rupture point--is about 800 kilopascals.
Dan measured the distance the ball traveled when it was inflated with the manufacturer's recommended level of air pressure: 85 kilopascals (12 pounds per square inch).
It can handle pressures in the range 50 to 800 kilopascals (0.