Dosage Calculations 9.9

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1. micro =
• one millionth
• 0.000001 or 1/1,000,000 of the base unit
2. milli =
• one thousandth
• 0.001 or 1/1,000 of th base unit
3. centi=
• one hundredth
• 0.01 or 1/100 of the base unit
4. deci=
• one tenth
• 0.10 or 1/10 the base unit
5. kilo=
one thousand  (1,000 times the base unit)
6. what are the metric units used in health care in order from largest to smallest?
King Henry Died From(base) Disease Called Mumps

Kilo, Heco, Deca (base) deci, centi, milli
7. How many millileters equals a liter?
A thousand
8. 1 kilo gram equals how many grams?
a thousand
9. What is the abbreviation for drop?
gtt
10. how many teaspoons in a tablespoon
3
11. How many tablespoons in 1 fluid ounce
2
12. The unit used to measure the concentraiton of serum electrolytes, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium is  the ______________ and it is abbreviated ___
Metric Equivalent...mEQ
13. Drugs such as heparin and insulin are measurd in ____
units
14. mg is the abbreviation for what
milligrain
15. mcg is the abbreviation for
micrograin
16. mEQ means
milliequivalent
17. mL means
millileter
18. mm means
millimeter
19. In the apothacary system what does ss mean
1/2
20. how many pints equals a quart
2
21. how many cups equals a quart?
4
22. 2 cups equals how many pints?
1
23. 32 fluid ounces equals how many quarts?
1
24. 32 fluid ounces equals how many pints?
2
25. The ____ is the unit of measurement used when referring to the concentrationof serum electrolytes?
• mEQ
• milliequivilent
26. The ______ is used to describe to potency of vitamins
international unit
27. 1 unit =___milliunits
1,000
 Author: joannab921 ID: 169795 Card Set: Dosage Calculations 9.9 Updated: 2012-09-09 15:52:59 Tags: Pharmacology Folders: Description: for test 2 Show Answers: