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Title:All UCUM Expression for Distance

Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM). This value set includes all UCUM codes for units of length

OID: (for OID based terminology systems)

The UCUM codes, UCUM table (regardless of format), and UCUM Specification are copyright © 1999-2009, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Unified Codes for Units of Measures (UCUM) Organization. All rights reserved.

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This expansion generated 19 Oct 2021

This value set has >1000 codes in it. In order to keep the publication size manageable, only a selection (1000 codes) of the whole set of codes is shown

Expansion based on UCUM version 2.0.1

All codes in this table are from the system

[Ch]French (catheter gauge)
[in_i]inch (international)
[mi_i]statute mile
[nmi_i]nautical mile
mL/({h'b}.m2)milliliter / h'b * (meter ^ 2)
mL/[sin_i]milliliter per square inch (international)
mL/m2milliliter per square meter
mL/{beat}/m2milliliter per heart beat per square meter
[ch_br]Gunter's chain
[ch_us]Gunter's chain Surveyor's chain
[cicero]cicero Didot's pica
[didot]didot Didot's point
[ligne]ligne French line
[lk_br]link for Gunter's chain
[lk_us]link for Gunter's chain
[nmi_br]nautical mile
[pca_pr]Printer's pica
[pied]pied French foot
[pnt_pr]Printer's point
[pouce]pouce French inch
[rch_us]Ramden's chain Engineer's chain
[rlk_us]link for Ramden's chain
AUastronomic unit


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