body surface area


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body surface area (BSA),

the area of the external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2); used to calculate metabolic, electrolyte, nutritional requirements, drug dosage, and expected pulmonary function measurements.

bod·y sur·face ar·e·a

(BSA) (bod'ē sŭr'făs ār'ē-ă)
The area of the external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2); used to calculate metabolic, electrolyte, nutritional requirements, drug dosage, and expected pulmonary function measurements.

bod·y sur·face ar·e·a

(BSA) (bod'ē sŭr'făs ār'ē-ă)
Area of external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2).
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