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## Glossary of Pharmacology Conversions

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Examples of Household System
Teaspoon, Pint, Quart
Examples of Metric System
Liter, Gram, Centimeter
Examples of Apothecary System
Dram, Drop, Ounce
Micro
0.000001

1 millionth
Milli
0.001

1 thousandth
Centi
0.01

1 hundredth
Kilo
1,000

one thousand
Change Small to Large
Divide
Change Large to Small
Multiply
Milligrams to Grams

Milliliters to Liters
Move Decimal Point Three Places to the Left
Grams to Milligrams

Liters to Milliliters
Move Decimal Point Three Places to the Right
750 mg = ____ G
750 mg = 0.75 G
500 mg = ____ G
500 mg = 0.50 G
0.25 G = ____ mg
0.25 G = 250 mg
0.35 G = ____ mg
0.35 G = 350 mg
1 quart = ____ cc
1 quart = 1000 cc
1 liter = ____ cc
1 liter = 1000 cc
1 quart = ___ liter
1 quart = 1 liter
1 dram = ____ cc
1 dram = 5 cc
1 tsp = ___ dram = ____ cc
1 tsp = 1 dram = 5 cc
1 Tbs = ____ cc
1 Tbs = 15 cc
1 oz = ___ cc
1 oz = 30 cc
1 glass = ___ oz = ___ cc
1 glass = 8 oz = 240 cc
1 kilogram = ____ lbs
1 kilogram = 2.2 lbs
110 lb = _____ kg
1 lb = ~50 kg
1 cc = _____ ml
1 cc = 1 ml
gr i = _____ mg
gr i = 60 mg

1 gr = 60 mg
1 gram = __ grains = xv ___
1 gram = 15 grains = xv gr
1 dram = ___ tsp = ___ ml
1 dram = 1 tsp = 5 ml
1 quart = ___ pints
1 quart = 2 pints
1 quart = ___ fluid oz
1 quart = 32 fluid oz
50 lbs = ____ kg
50 lbs = 22.7 kg

50 lb/2.2 kg = 22.7 kg
50 kg = ___ lbs
50 kg = 110 lbs

50 kg X 2.2 kg = 110 lbs
In a proportion the product of the ______ equals the product of the extremes
In a proportion the product of the MEANS equals the product of the extremes
15 ml = ____ drams
15 ml = 4 drams
1 Tbs = ___ tsp
1 Tbs = 3 tsp
1/2 grain = _____ mg
1/2 grain = 30 mg
1 grain = ___ mg
1 grain = 60 mg
1 tsp = _____ gtt
1 tsp = 75 gtt
1 ml = _____ gtt
1 ml = 15 gtt
1 mg = ___ grain
1 mg = 1/60 grain
1 oz = ___ ml
1 oz = 30 ml
1 oz = ___ tsp
1 oz = 2 tsp
1/3 grain = ___ mg
1/3 grain = 20 mg
1 gram = _____ mg
1 gram = 1,000 mg
PRN
when necessary
qid
four times a day
tid
three times a day
bid
two times a day
ac
before meals
pc
after meals
hs
at bedtime (hour of sleep)
pr
per rectum
qod
every other day
qd
every day
qh
every hour
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
NG
nasogastric
parenteral
any route other than GI
s
without
NKA
no known allergies
LA
long acting
ext
extract
ER
extended release
as desired
amp
ampule
aq
water
DC
discontinue
d
day
dr
dram
gtt
drop
gr
grain
GM or g
gram
mEq
millEquivalent
NPO
nothing by mouth
p
after
a
before
qs
quantity sufficient
sos
once if necessary
TO
telephone order
VO
verbal order
tab
tablet
u
unit
X
times
q2h
every two hours
q3h
every three hours
QNS
quantity not sufficient
SR
sustained release
The six part of a medication order are:
Date, Pt Name, Medication name, Dosage, Route, Frequency
1 oz = ___ dr
1 oz = 8 dr
1 ml = _____ minims
1 ml = 15 minims
Convert grams to milligrams
Multiply x 1000
Convert liters to milliliters
Multiply x 1000
Convert milligrams to grams
Divide by 1000
Convert milliliters to liter
Divide by 1000
5 cc = __ tsp
5 cc = 1 tsp
___ cc = 1 TB or 3 tsp
1 cc = 1 TB or 3 tsp
30 cc = ___ oz
30 cc = 1 oz
30 cc = ___ TBS
30 cc = 2 TBS
60 mg = __ Grain
60 mg = 1 Grain
1 Gram = ___ Grains
1 Gram = 15 Grains