mass median aerodynamic diameter


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mass me·di·an ae·ro·dy·nam·ic di·am·e·ter

(MMAD) (mas mē'dē-ăn ār'ō-dī-nam'ik dī-am'ĕ-tĕr)
The geometric mean of the aerodynamic diameters of a given sample of inhaled particles.
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Epidemiologic studies have shown a relationship between increased levels of particulate matter (PM) with a mass median aerodynamic diameter < 10 [micro]m (P[M.
1 [micro]m mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD)] were collected on the cover slips and showed 13% variability.