# What possible for measuring mass in the metric system

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The basic unit of Mass is the Gram.
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### Conversion of mu into iu

Hi, ibmpl,

I think I know what you are referring to! Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. Apparently, by mu you mean millimicron. Perhaps because of a limitiation in the formula editor for posting your message, you were not able to write the Greek symbol for micron. The "m" in front of the above symbol represents one-millionth of a micron, that is, 10^-6 micron.

The symbol IU is much easier to write in this forum, and means "International Unit." Unfortunately, the IU is not really a standardized international unit that can apply to any substance equally. It is not a part of the SI system (metric system of units), that is based on units of ten from the exceeding small to the exceedingly large, and which is firmly standardized across all chemical substances.

For example, 1 IU means something different depending on the substance. Here is a revealing list of well known substances and their different definitions for 1 IU:

• 1 IU for Insulin = 45.5 micrograms pure crystalline insulin.
• 1 IU for Vitamin A = 0.3 microgram of retinol or 0.6 microgram beta-carotene.
• 1 IU for Vitamin C = 50 micrograms of L-ascorbic acid.
• 1 IU for Vitamin D = 0.025 microgram cholecalciferol.
• 1 IU for Vitamin E = 0.667 microgram d-alpha-tocopherol.
The reason for this range of values for the IU is its being based on a measured biological effect for each of these substances. That is, 1 IU has a different magnitude of physiological effect depending on the substance (often a drug, hormone, vitamin, or medicine).

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