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in quantities and units
Conventional sign designating a quantity or a unit of measurement.
Notes:
  1. Symbols for quantities are denoted by letters of the Latin or Greek alphabet printed in italic (sloping) type; pH is an exception.
  2. Symbols for units are denoted by letters of the Latin or Greek alphabet printed in roman (upright) type.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)) on page 995
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.S06210.
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