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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of May 10, 2013

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Last Updated: May 10, 2013
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