Copyright 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams Wilkins Other Systems

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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Other SystemsOther SystemsAvoirdupois SystemOlder system Ounces and grainsOther SystemsMeasures may reflect chemical activity or biological equivalenceUnitMilliequivalentsInternational units
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins QuestionQuestionTell whether the following statement is true or false.The avoirdupois system is a system of measurement that uses ounces and grains.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins AnswerAnswerTrueRationale: The avoirdupois system is another older system that was very popular when pharmacists routinely had to compound medications on their own. This system uses ounces and grains, but they measure differently than those of the apothecary and household systems. The avoirdupois system is seldom used by prescribers, but may be used for bulk medications that come directly from the manufacturer.
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins amount of drug availableamount of drug prescribedone tablet or capsule# of tablets or capsules =to giveConversion Between SystemsConversion Between Systemsamount of drug availableamount of drug prescribedvolume availablevolume to admini=ster
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Solving for XSolving for Xamount of drug availableamount of drug prescribedone tablet or capsule# of tablets or capsules =to give=10 mg40 mgx1
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