(4)

1/1000th of a liter is a milliliter.

(5)

Therefore, 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter

1 ml = 1 cc

(6)

Common conversions:

(a) 1 liter

=

1000 ml = 1000 cc

(b) 1 gallon

=

3785 ml

(c) 1 quart

=

946 ml

(d) 1 pint

=

473 ml

(e) 1 fl oz

=

30 ml (29.57)

The liter has a slightly larger volume than the quart.

c. The Gram. The gram is the basic unit of weight used to weigh solids in the

pharmacy.

(1)

One gram is equal to the weight of one milliliter of distilled water at

4C.

(2)

Abbreviation: Gm or g

(3)

Common conversions:

(a) 1 kg

=

1000 g

(b) 1 g

=

1000 mg

(c) 1 mg =

1000 mcg

(d) 1 lb.

=

454 g

(e) 1 oz

=

28.4 g (28.35)

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