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Glossary of Dosage Calculations

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1 liter = ? cc
1 liter = 1000 cc
1000 mcg = ? mg
1000 mcg = 1 mg
1 kg = ? g
1 kg = 1000 g
1 T = ? t
1 T = 3 t
1 oz = ? T
1 oz = 2 T
16 oz = ? lb
16 oz = 1 lb
8 oz = ? cup
8 oz = 1 cup
12 cups = ? quarts
12 cups = 3 quarts
14 quarts = ? gallons
14 quarts = 3 1/2 gallons
Convert: 45 mL to t
9 t

Approximate equivalent:
1 t = 5 mL

45 mL = 45 / 5 = 9 t
Convert: 66 lb to kg
30 kg

Approximate equivalent:
1 kg = 2.2 lb

66 lb = 66 / 2.2= 30 kg
Convert: 0.5 g to gr
gr viiss

Approximate equivalent:
1 g = gr xv = gr 15

0.5 g = 0.5 X 15 = gr 7.5 = gr viiss
Convert: gr 1/300 to mg
0.2 mg

Approximate equivalent:

gr 1/300 =
1/300 X 60/1 = 1/5 mg =
0.2 mg
The doctor advises his patient to drink at least 2000 mL of fluid per day. The patient should have at least --?-- 8 ounce glasses of water per day?
8 x 8 ounce glasses

2000 mL = 2 L
2 L = qt ii = 64 oz
8X = 64 8X/8 = 64/8
X = 8 cups or 8 8-oz glasses
A child needs 15 mL of a drug. How many teaspoonsful should he receive?
3 teaspoonsful

5 mL = 1 t

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