kilopascal


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Mean and least atmospheric pressures measured at Truro, Nova Scotia, and at Moncton, New Brunswick (pressure in kiloPascals) Truro Years of Month observ.
* This 70 kilopascal loss in inflation results in a 5% reduction in treadwear.
This measurement shows both the properties of tissue elasticity and tissue viscosity (i.e., viscoelasticity) in units of kilopascals (kPa).
If the FibroScan score is 7 kiloPascals or more, he considers liver biopsy, since that's the threshold for detection of earlier, potentially reversible stage 2 fibrosis.
Air pressure at the center of the storm is 920 kilopascals (kPa) with maximum sustained winds of 191 kilometers per hour and gusts of 234 kilometers per hour.
For example, in an estimation of a typical jointed plain concrete slab, using the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide with 95-percent reliability, when the MOR dropped from 690 to 600 pounds per square inch, psi, (4,760 to 4,100 kilopascals, kPa)--a 13-percent decrease--the estimated predicted cracking dramatically increased from 15 to 60 percent--a 300-percent increase in predicted cracking.
It provides a quantitative assessment and values of stiffness of tissues are represented in kiloPascals (kPa).
Liver stiffness was expressed in kilopascals (kPa) and was computed for each subject as the median of 10 validated measurements in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
The results of elastometry were expressed in kilopascals, and the median value was considered representative of the elastic modulus of the liver.
Moreover, the stiffness of the native cell membrane is of the order of several tens of kilopascals, that is, three or more orders less [5, 30].
LSM (kilopascals (kPa)) was performed using a liver transient elastography FibroScan System (Echosens SAS, Paris, France).