FW: curie...microcurie

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From:"Carson, Karla" <KCarson@chw.edu> (by way of histonet)
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From:	Sanders, Julie, VHACIN [mailto:Julie.Sanders@med.va.gov]
Sent:	Monday, December 06, 1999 9:24 AM
To:	'kcarson@chw.edu'
Subject:	curie...microcurie

   I'm not sure how to post this on Histonet, but you might want to share
with the rest.
A "curie" is a unit of radioactivity defined as the quantity of any
radioactive nuclide in which the munber of disintegrations per second is
3.7000 X 10 to the 10th.
A "microcurie" is on millionth of a curie, or one thousandth of a
I found this in Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary  23rd edition.
Funny question for the registry...
Julie A. Sanders, BA, HT(ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology/Administrative Office

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