ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Tor

An obsolete unit of pressure equal to that exerted by a column of mercury 1mm high at 0°C and standard gravity (1mm Hg); named after Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), the inventor of the mercury barometer. 1 Torr = 1/760 atm = 133.322 Pa.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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