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Apothecaries' weight

grains gr
minims m
drams dr
ounces oz
pounds lb (12oz.=lb)
system used for measuring and weighing drugs and solutions, precious metals, and precious stones
Avoirdupois weight

drops gtt
teaspoon tsp
tablespoon T
ounces oz
pound lb (16 oz = 1 lb)
The system of measuring & weighing used in English-speaking countries for all commodities except drugs, precious stones, and precious metals
Metric system
A system of weighing and measuring based on the meter and having all units based on the power of ten
a trillion times is

tera T

10 to the ?
... T trillion times

10 to the 12
giga G

...... times

ten to the ?
... G billion times

10 to the 9th
mega m

is how many times

is ten to the ...?
... m million times 10 6


is ten to the 6
kilo k

is how many times

is ten to the ...?
... k thousand times


is ten to the 3rd or 10 3rd
hecto h is

how many times

is ten to the what?
... h is hundred times

10 to the 2nd
deka dk is how many times?
... dk ten times


is ten to the first or 10 to 1st
deci d is how many tenths?

deci is how much of a unit
... d is

1/10 of a unit 10 to the -1
centi c is what in tens?
...c is

1/100 of a unit or 10 to the -2
milli m is how many 10s?
... m is

1/1000 of a unit or 10 to the -3
micro µ is how many 10s?
... m is

1/1,000,000 or 10 to the -6
nano n is how many 10s:
... n is

1/1,000,000,000 or 10 to the -9
pico p is ... how many 10s?
... p is

1/1,000,000,000,000 or

10 to the -12
Metric Weight:

microgram µg or mcg is ... mg
... µg or mcg is:

1000 = 1 milligram (mg)
milligram mg is ... g
... mg is

1000 mg = 1 gram (g or gm)
centigram cg is ... g
... cg is

100 cg = 1 g
decigram dg is ... g:
... dg is

10 dg = 1 g
gram g or gm is ... g
...g is

1 g = 1 g
dekagram dkg is ... g:
... dkg

1 dkg = 10 g
hectagram hg is ... g
... hg is

1 hg = 100 g
kilogram kg is ... g
... kg

1 kg = 1000 g
Metric Length:

millimeter mm is ... m
... mm


1000 mm = 1 meter (m)
centimeter cm is ... m
... cm

100 cm = 1 m
decimeter dm is ... m
... dm

10 dm = 1 m
meter m is how many m?
1 m = 1 m
dekameter dkm is ... m?
... dkm

10 m = 1 dkm
hectometer hm is ... m
... hm

100 m = 1 hm
kilometer km is ... m
... km


1000 m = 1 km
Metro Volume:

cubic centimeter cc is ... mL
... cc


1 cc = 1mL (millimeter)
milliliter ml or mL is ... L
... mL

1000ml = 1 L (liter)
centiliter cl is ... L
... cL

100 cL = 1L
deciliter dl is ... L
... dL is

10 dL = 1L
liter L or L
...L

L is 1 L
dekaliter dkl is ... L
... dkl

10 L = 1 dkl
hectoliter hL is ... L
... hL

100L = 1 hL
kiloliter kL is ... L
... kL


1000 L = 1 kL
Equivilants (equal to):

weight µg / mg

mg/g

g/kg

kg/lb
1000 µg = 1 mg

1000 mg = 1 g

1000g = 1 kg

1kg = 2.2 lb
length cm/in is in. = ...cm
2.5 cm = 1 in.
volume mL/cc/L
1000 mL = 1000 cc = 1 L
Energy:

joule J
1 J = 0.24 c

What is J?
calorie c is ... J
1 c = 4.18 J
Temperature: ºT
the degree (º) of sensible heat or cold expressed in terms of a specific scale
Celsius ºC
scale at which boiling is 100 and freezing is 0
fahrenheit ºF
scale where freezing is 32º
boiling is 212º
conversion of C to F
times 9, divide by 5, add 32

ºF = (ºC X 9/5) + 32
conversion of F to C
subtract 32, times 5, divide by 9

ºC = (ºF - 32) X 5/9