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Unified Atomic Mass Unit

From: Glossary of Terms in Quantities and Units in Clinical Chemistry

H. P. Lehmann, X. Fuentes-Arderiu and L. F. Bertello
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From 1967 onwards, a number of documents prepared by the IUPAC/C-QUCC and IFCC/C-QU (from 1996-01-01 C-NPU), with input from many clinical laboratory scientists worldwide, and consistent with standards promulgated by authoritative international scientific organisations, have been published. Because of the importance of a consistent terminology in clinical chemistry and because these documents are often published in journals that may not be readily accessible, the C-NPU has prepared a glossary containing those terms considered of particular interest to the clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science communities. The glossary has been compiled from definitions taken from published documents of the C-NPU. Also it contains a number of terms, and their definitions, considered relevant to the practice of clinical chemistry, taken from the official documents of other commissions of IUPAC and of international scientific organisations such as the International Organisation for Standardisation, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.