Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis, 3rd Edition

Approximate equivalents for metric, apothecary, and household weights and volumes

 

Approximate Equivalents for Weight

METRIC

APOTHECARY

1 kg (1000 g)

2.2 lb

1 g (1000 mg)

15 gr

60 mg

1 gr

Approximate Equivalents for Volume

METRIC

APOTHECARY

HOUSEHOLD

4000 mL

1 gal (4 qt)

 

1 L (1000 mL)

1 qt (2 pt)

500 mL

1 pt (16 fl oz)

240 mL

8 oz

1 cup

30 mL

1 oz (8 dr)

2 tbsp

15 mL

½ oz (4 dr)

1 tbsp (3 tsp)

5 mL

1 dr (60 M)

1 tsp (60 gtt)

1 mL (1 cc)

15 M

15 gtt

 

1 M

1 gtt

 

 

Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Equivalents

** Conversion Chart **

Celsius

to

Fahrenheit

35.0

 

95.0

35.5

95.9

36.0

96.8

36.5

97.7

37.0

98.6

37.5

99.5

38.0

100.4

38.5

101.3

39.0

102.2

39.5

103.1

40.0

104.0

40.5

104.9

41.0

105.8

41.5

106.7

42.0

107.6

To convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius:
   °C = (°F - 32) ÷ 1.8

To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit:
   °F = °C × 1.8 + 32

   °C = temperature in degrees Celsius
   °F = temperature in degrees Fahrenheit

 

 

Abbreviations Used in Clinical Calculations