allergy unit

allergy unit
   a measure of the potency of the compounds used by physicians in skin testing for allergies. The units are calibrated for each compound and the strength of the solutions is stated in allergy units per milliliter (AU/ml).

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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