# kilogram

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## kilogram

(kg) [kil´o-gram]
the basic SI unit of mass, being 1000 grams, or one cubic decimeter of water; equivalent to 2.205 pounds avoirdupois.

## kil·o·gram (kg),

(kil'ō-gram),
The SI unit of mass, 1000 g; equivalent to 15,432.358 gr, 2.2046226 lb. avoirdupois, or 2.6792289 lb. troy.

## kilogram

/kilo·gram/ (kil´o-gram) the basic SI unit of mass, being 1000 grams, or one cubic decimeter of water; equivalent to 2.205 pounds avoirdupois.

## kilogram (kg)

[-gram]
Etymology: Gk, chilioi, thousand; Fr, gramme
a unit for the measurement of mass in the metric system. One kilogram is equal to 1000 grams or 2.2046 pounds avoirdupois.

## kil·o·gram

(kg) (kil'ŏ-gram)
The SI unit of mass, 1000 g; equivalent to 15,432.358 gr, 2.2046226 lb. avoirdupois, or 2.6792289 lb. troy.

## kil·o·gram

(kg) (kil'ŏ-gram)
The SI unit of mass, 1000 g.

## kilogram

a unit of mass (weight) of the metric system, 1000 grams; equivalent to 15,432 grains, or 2.205 pounds (avoirdupois) or 2.679 pounds (apothecaries' weight); abbreviated kg. See Table 4.1.

kilogram calorie
large calorie. See also kilocalorie.

## Patient discussion about kilogram

Q. My friend is on a crash diet and is determined to lose 10 kilograms in a month. My friend is on a crash diet and is determined to lose 10 kilograms in a month. She either eats very little or nothing at all. She doesn’t even drink enough of fluids and her skin has become sallow. She complains of stomach pain every now then. The worst part is that, she has started getting depressed and refuses to have a bath also for two days at a stretch. I was wondering if all these symptoms were due to her poor diet. Can someone please suggest how I may help her regain her original state of mind?

A. This is very common in women and your friend should have a regular meal intake with a well- balanced diet. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals can sustain the body and improve memory problems. A diet with plenty of fish is not fattening and the same goes for any white lean meat. Amino acids are also necessary in such cases but additives should be avoided.

Q. I want to lose minimum 10 kilograms in 2 month. What type of diet, exercise should I choose to achieve it? I have my farewell party after two months and I want to lose minimum 10 kilograms within this period. I don’t want to diet unnecessarily and lose on my health without any knowledge in dieting. I have to make it fast this time as I have already missed two months. What type of diet and exercise should I choose to achieve my desired result?

A. I cannot say much about exercises but you can start with cabbage soup diet before choosing any exercise and diet plan. This is a good and a quick way to lose weight. After a week of cabbage diet you must stop it and follow a balanced diet for a week with cabbage soup diet. You can start your exercise during the mid of this week. By another week you can stop the cabbage diet and carry on with the balanced diet and exercise. I have tried this way and it did help me in losing weight.
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1 Dissemination From the International Prototype Kilogram to the National Standards
The densities of the prototype kilograms K20 and K4 have been measured at the BIPM using hydrostatic weighing techniques with water as a reference standard; the measured values are 21 539.
When the prototype kilograms are not cleaned a correction to the "after cleaning" mass is applied.
In an effort to understand the stability of mass standards, we have characterized the surface roughness and profiles of our national prototype kilograms K4 and K79 using noncontact surface profiling and optical microscopy techniques.

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