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μThe JCAHO directs that units including the prefix micro- be written in full (microgram, microliter) instead of abbreviated (as μg and μL) because the Greek letter is often misread as m. The abbreviations that follow are included for explanation purposes rather than prescriptive.
1. The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet, mu.
2. Symbol for micro-2; micron; dynamic viscosity; magnetic or electric dipole moment of a molecule; chemical potential; denotes the position of a substituent located on the 12th atom from the carboxyl or other functional group.
Abbreviation for Mache unit.
Twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet, μ.
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muµ Symbol for:
1. Linear attenuation coefficient–statistics.
3. Micro-–10-6 .
4. Heavy chain of IgM.
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Lowercase Greek mu.
Abbreviation for monitor unit.
Twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet (μ). usage note The JCAHO directs that units including the prefix micro- be written in full (microgram, microliter) instead of abbreviated (as μg and μL) because the Greek letter is often misread or misprinted as m.
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