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Micromole

Definition

noun, plural: micromoles

(chemistry) An SI unit of amount of substance that is equivalent to one millionth of a mole (or 10-6 mole).


Supplement

That is: 1 micromole = 1/1,000,000th of a mole


Word origin: Greek mikros (small)+ German mol.
Related forms: micromolar (adjective)


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Re: measurement concentration of drug in animals? help me

The usual way to “dose” an animal is to administer so much substance per kg body weight. There is no such concentration as a “micromole/kg” like there is a mole/L. As I understand the problem, you need to administer 30 micrograms of a 100 MW compound to a 30 gm mouse to be giving a dose ...

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Thu May 29, 2008 2:14 pm
 
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Re: measurement concentration of drug in animals? help me

30 g = 0.03 kg body weight 10 micromole of a 100 microgram/micromole compound is 1000 microgram. You want to administer 1000 microgram (which is the weight of 10 micromole of compound) per kg of body weight or: 1000 microgram compound/kg ...

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by blcr11
Thu May 29, 2008 5:56 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: measurement concentration of drug in animals? help me
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