Areic mass - Dynamic NPU Manual

Areic mass

Definition in words

Mass of component B divided by area of system 1

Definition by equation

Systematic terms

Areic mass of component B in system 1

Result type

Rational scale
  • Value sets are positive numerical values
  • Algebraic operations are allowed (a=nb; a≠nb)
Numerical values from 0-∞


µg/m2, g/m2 , kg/m2, etc.


Ferard G, Dybkaer R, Fuentes-Arderiu X. Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciences : Recommendations 2016. 1 ed: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2016. 182 p. doi:10.1039/9781782622451.

Laboratory field


Clinical Chemistry

Generic abbreviated
NPU56147 Pt—Clonidine(administered); areic mass(p.o.; mass/body surface) = ? µg/m2
Full result NPU56147 Patient—Clonidine(administered); areic mass(oral administration; mass/body surface) = 14.5 µg/m2
Abbreviated result NPU56147 Pt—Clonidine(administered); areic mass(p.o.; mass/body surface) = 14.5 µg/m2
Written expression The areic mass of oral administrered Clonidine in Mr. Smith is [14.5] µg/m2. The calculation was the mass of administrered Clonidine divided by Mr. Smith’s body surface.


  • Kind-of-property

    • Nominal kind-of-property

    • Kind-of-quantity

      • Unitary kind-of-quantity

        • Rational unitary kind-of-quantity

          • Areic mass


  • Dybkaer R. Concept system on ‘quantity’: formation and terminology. Accredit Qual Assur. 2013;18(3):253-60.
  • Dybkaer R. ISO terminological analysis of the VIM3 concepts ‘quantity’ and ‘kind-of-quantity’. Metrologia. 2010;47(3):127-34.
Date Term Note
2016-07-04 Areic mass Term established