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What does D2O stand for?

D2O stands for Deuterium Oxide (aka Heavy Water)

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7 QP246 Intended for nutritionists, chemical analysts, and other health professionals, this work presents a technique for measuring the intake of breastmillk in breastfed infants using a stable isotope technique in which deuterium oxide is consumed orally by the mother, and then a sample of her salivia is analyzed.
In their experiments, Pons and Fleischmann pass an electrical current between palladium and platinum electrodes immersed in a flask containing lithium ions dissolved in deuterium oxide -- a heavy version of water made of oxygen and the hydrogen isotope deuterium.
Moreover, where deuterium oxide dilution requires drawing blood and underwater weighing requires immersion in a calibrated pool, the infrared technique can be completed in three minutes and may ultimately require no more than the rolling up of one's sleeve.