Millimoles per kilogram of water (mmol/kg water)

Some medical tests give results in millimoles per kilogram of water (mmol/kg water).

  • A mole is an amount of a substance that contains a large number (6 followed by 23 zeros) of molecules or atoms. A millimole is one-thousandth of a mole.
  • A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.

Last Updated: October 13, 2009

Author: Maria Essig

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology & Metabolism

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