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LA

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.

LA

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Lao People's Democratic Republic. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Laotian bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Laos. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Laos. Each Laotian subdivision has its own code with the prefix "LA." For example, the code for the Province of Attapu is ISO 3166-2:LA-AT.
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Elimination: The half-life of lanthanum in the blood is estimated at 53 hours and the half-life in the bone may be as long as 2 to 3.6 years (Anon, 2007).
At least one metalcasting facility (a ferrous manufacturer in Wisconsin) has begun reducing the amount of cerium and lanthanum used in its treatment alloys.
Clinical, biochemical traits were compared before and after the use of lanthanum carbonate in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.
However, that low crystallinity for stabilized samples is less evident for LVSZT sample, when compared to LVT one, which permits to infer the lanthanum acts to order the anatase structure.
According to the XRD spectra (Figure S1C), the solid may contain some La[(OH).sub.3], but most of the solid was complex of lanthanum with DMF.
The observation with SEM using backscattered electrons allowed characterizing the distribution of lanthanum on the surface to the fact that it is a heavier element and thus appears brighter in the image.
The LDPO was synthesized by traditional coprecipitation method of lanthanum and iron in solution.
Lanthanum has been shown to have similar efficacy to calcium-based phosphate binders in terms of controlling serum phosphate, with fewer incidences of hypercalcemia (Salusky, 2006).
For the preparation of La-doped ZnO samples, lanthanum nitrate [La[(N[O.sub.3]).sub.3].6[H.sub.2]O] was added to the initial mixture of zinc nitrate and glycine.
These 114-inch oculars incorporate a 7-element design with high-transmission lanthanum glass and multi-coated surfaces to produce ghost-free images across the entire field.
A team of scientists have found replacements for these scare elements: a green phosphor that reduces the terbium content by 90% and eliminates lanthanum and a red phosphor that completely replaces europium and yttrium oxide.