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Milliosmoles Per Kilogram of Water (mOsm/kg Water)

Some medical tests report results in milliosmoles per kilogram (mOsm/kg) of water.

  • An osmole is an amount of a substance that contributes to the osmotic pressure of a solution. A milliosmole is one-thousandth of an osmole.
  • A kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedApril 17, 2012

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Last Updated: April 17, 2012
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