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WEIGHT. A quality in natural bodies, by which they tend towards the centre of the earth.
     2. Under the article Measure, (q.v.) it is said that by the constitution congress possesses the power "to fix the standard of weights and measures," and that this power has not been exercised.
     3. The weights now generally used in the United States, are the same as those of England; they are of two kinds:

     1. AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. 1st. Used in almost all commercial transactions, and in the common dealings of life. 27 1/3 1/2 grains = 1 dram 16 drams = 1 ounce 16 ounces = 1 pound, (lb.) 28 pounds = 1 quarter, (qr.) 4 quarters = 1 hundred weight, (cwt.) 20 hundred weight = 1 ton. 2d. Used for meat and fish. 8 pounds = 1 stone 3d. Used in the wool trade.
     Cwt. qr. lb. 7 pounds = 1 clove 14 pounds = 1 stone = 0 0 14 2 stones = 1 tod = 0 1 0 6 1/2 tods = 1 wey = 1 2 14 2 weys = 1 sack = 3 1 0 12 sacks = 1 last = 39 0 0 4th. Used for butter and cheese. 8 pounds = 1 clove 56 pounds = 1 firkin.
     2. TROY WEIGHT. 24 grams = 1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce 12 ounces = 1 pound.

     4. These are the denominations of troy weight, when used for weighing gold, silver and precious stones, except diamonds. Troy weight is also used by apothecaries in compounding medicines; and by them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into three scruples, so that the latter is equal to twenty grains. For scientific purposes, the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one-hundredth of a grain. The caret, used for weighing diamonds, is three and one-sixth grains.
     5. A short account of the French weights and measures is given under the article Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Key Takeaways of the Low Molecular Weight Heparin Market:*The global low molecular weight heparin market is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period (2018 - 2026), owing to increasing research and development activities in LMWH, globally *Among drugs, the enoxaparin segment accounted for major market share in 2017.
Wheat glutenin allergens: Glutenin fractions had lower and higher molecular weight bands of proteins 110KDa, 100KDa, 90KDa, 88KDa, 42-50KDa, 33-40KDa, 28KDa, 25KDa and 18-20KDa characterized by using allergen database (Figure 7).
With respect to the molecular weight distribution of narrow-dispersed samples, not only the concentrations of components with a molecular weight less than 3,000 g/mol but also the concentrations of components with a molecular weight greater than 10,000 g/mol decreased.
A failed part returned from the field exhibited excessive reduction in average molecular weight. A review of product that had not yet been assembled showed that the problem was greater than just an errant start-up part; the molecular weight of the product varied widely from marginal to considerably worse than what had been returned from the field.
The molecular weight (about 212), low plasma protein binding (less than or equal to 20%), and terminal plasma half-life of about 9 hours suggest that the drug will cross the placenta.
Higher molecular weights are associated with longer molecular chains, and this results in a greater level of entanglement.
Scientists at Louisiana State University used a novel cholesterol-linoleic acid emulsion model, which simulated the environment of human serum and a DPPH (1,1'-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) assay, to assess the antioxidant activities of chitosan samples of different molecular weights.
The molecular weight and distribution results generated using each detection type are comparable.
Digilab's sample preparation procedure offered provided a high enrichment of peptides in biological samples while eliminating high molecular weight protein content, thus enabling a uniquely high sensitivity for peptides in mass spectrometric analyses.
Low molecular weight heparin (dalteparin) for the treatment of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.
Since then, low molecular weight, highly charged density polymers (coagulants) have become popular for neutralizing contaminants not only in coated paper production but also in all paper grades.
of Alabama at Birmingham, discussed experiments conducted on EPS patterns containing additives used to reduce the molecular weight of the liquid Formed from pattern degradation.

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