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 (mEq) [mil″e-e-kwiv´ah-lent]
one thousandth (10−3) of a chemical equivalent (see equivalent weight). Concentrations of electrolytes are often expressed as milliequivalents per liter, which is an expression of the chemical combining power of the electrolyte in a fluid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mil·li·e·quiv·a·lent (mEq, meq),

The equivalent of one thousandth; 10-3 mol divided by valence.
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(mEq, mcq.) (mil'i-ē-kwiv'ă-lĕnt)
One thousandth equivalent; 10-3 mole divided by valence.
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Common errors included failure to calculate rates of infusion, the conversion of millilitres to milliequivalents for potassium, phenobarbitone and digoxin, and 10- to 1 000-fold higher or lower doses for the individual medications (Tables 1 and 2).
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