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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.
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Pressure and tongue endurance expressed as average (standard deviation) and median (minimum-maximum values) Tongue Average [+ or -] SD Median (kPa) Pressure (kPa) Pressure class II 27.50 30.00 ([+ or -] 11.80) (7-42) class III 41.96 43.50 ([+ or -] 21.66) (7-77) Endurance class II 5.5 4.00 ([+ or -] 4.74) (1-15) class III 13.61 11.50 ([+ or -] 13.03) (1-57) Tongue Reference Value Pressure (kPa) Pressure class II 63.00 class III 63.00 Endurance class II 30-35 class III 30-35 Descriptive Analysis Captions: kPa = kilopascals Table 2.
The elasticity index (EI) provides quantitative information about SWE (expressed in m/s) and the estimated tissue stiffness (expressed in kilopascals (kPa)) [11].
It has been shown that the amount of force needed to create fracture in the nasal bone was approximately 24-50 kilopascals. In this type of trauma, the nasal axis may appear deviated, the sign that has better prognosis for cosmetic and functional restoration than depressed-type fracture (20).
The examination consisted of conventional US, Doppler US, and SWE with quantitative assessment (Super Sonic Imaging, tissue stiffness measured in kilopascals).
To get around these challenges, his team came up with a design strategy for robust hydrogels, mixing water with a small amount of selected biopolymers to create soft, stretchy materials with a stiffness of 10 to 100 kilopascals -- about the range of human soft tissues.
Supervisory control and data acquisition records established that the operating pressure of the pipeline system at the rupture site was about 6,330 kilopascals, below the maximum rated pressure of 7,030 kPa.
This measuring instrument would provide right information about the moisture of the soil, adding that when the measuring instrument indicates 40 kilopascals (kPa) immediately water the plants, he added.
To frack several zones along the horizontal wells, the company is pumping from the surface at pressures of 5,000 to 6,500 pounds per square inch (35,000 to 45,000 kilopascals).
The measurements are given in kilograms for the DWS and kilopascals for MatScan.
Second, we must supply breath pressure to the larynx to initiate phonation ([P.sub.s], typically measured in centimeters of water or kilopascals).
where [psi] is the soil suction with a unit of kilopascals (kPa).
Arterial blood gases were reported as millimetres mercury (mmHg) except for one study that used kilopascals (Kpa) [19].