Grams, milligrams, micrograms and pounds

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Grams, milligrams, micrograms and pounds

Solids are typically measured in grams, milligrams, micrograms and pounds.
1 milligram (mg) is equivalent to 1000 micrograms
1 gram is equivalent to 1000 milligrams (mg)
454 grams are equivalent to 1 pound (lb)
1 ounce typically equals 30 grams
Therefore if you have a prescription calling for 2 ounces of an ointment you will receive a 60 gram tube.

   

Comments

10/24/2006 1:16:33 PM
Nancy said:

This was so helpful. They didn't teach these things when I was in school.


10/24/2006 1:17:55 PM
Nancy said:

This was so helpful. They didn't teach these things when I was in school.


3/8/2007 8:03:12 AM
gft said:

how much is one ounce to 1 grame


4/1/2007 8:04:56 PM
Karen Johnson said:

Very helpful!! Didn't learn this when I went to school, either. Now, when I need to calculate micrograms of high vitamin K foods to avoid inter-action with medication, I can look at the above.
Thanks for the tip!!!!




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