## Term: SBO:0000356

### Name

decay constant### Definition

Kinetic constant characterising a mono-exponential decay. It is the inverse of the mean lifetime of the continuant being decayed. Its unit is "per time".

### MathML

<math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"> <lambda> <bvar><ci definitionURL="http://biomodels.net/SBO/#SBO:0000348">t</ci></bvar> <apply> <divide/> <cn type="integer">1</cn> <ci>t</ci> </apply> </lambda> </math>

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### Comment

Created on April 29 2008 by Nicolas Le Novere

### Parent(s)

- SBO:0000035 forward unimolecular rate constant, continuous case (is a)

### Miscellaneous

Date of creation: 29 April 2008, 23:50

Date of last modification: 18 August 2010, 13:29