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325 grains of aspirin is equal to 5 mg of aspirin
 False
 325 mg of aspirin is equal to 5 grains

The units scruples and drams are used often in today's pharmacies.
False

Armour Thyroid 1 grain is equal to Armour Thyroid 65 mg
True

Grams is a measurement of weight in the apothecary system.
 False
 Grams is a measurement of weight in the metric system.

The metric system is the most common measurement system used in the pharmacy.
True

Liquids are measured in the metric units milligrams and grams.
 False
 Liquids are measured in the metric units milliliters and liters.

Most drug doses are given in grains.
 False
 Most drug doses are given in metric units grams, milligrams and micrograms.

The metric system of measurement is used in the processing of bulk medications.
 False
 The Avoirdupois system of measurement is used in processing bulk medications or prepackaged products.

The misplacement of decimals can cause severe medication errors.
True

Always place the number before the dosage unit abbreviation (10 mg NOT mg 10).
True

The absence of leading zeros never causes med errors.
False

You should place a zero to the right of the decimal place when you have a whole number.
 False
 Trailing zeros are a common place for med errors.

You should always use decimals to reflect fractions.
True

When dividing metric values by 100, move the decimal point two spaces to the right.
 False
 Move the decimal point two spaces to the left.

When multiplying metric values by 1000, move the decimal point two spaces to the right.
 False
 Move the decimal point three spaces to the right (count the number of zeros).

A household tablespoon is okay to use when measuring out a teaspoonful of liquid med for an adult.
False

Volumes don't vary much among kitchen spoons.
False

A calibrated dosing device should be used to measure out all liquid meds for kids.
True

Potassium is often measured in international units (IU).
 False
 Electrolytes like potassium, sodium and calcium are often measured in milliequivalents (1/1000 of the weight of the chemical substance).

A milliunit is equal to an international unit (IU).
 True
 International unit or milliunit is equal to one thousandth of a unit.

Vitamin D is often measured in milliequivalents (mEq).
 False
 Vitamin D and E are often measured in international units.

Heparin is often measured in milliunits.
 False
 Heparin is dosed in units per milliliter.