# ROSS IS ME! MOD 3/Dosage and Calculations Review, Ch 33

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Dosage and Calculations Chapter 33 Clinical Medical Assistant Heller

### Define Apothecaries.

Basic math, replaced the metric system in the early 1900's

### What is the primary method for measuring weight, volume, length, and medication in the world?

The metric system.

### What is a decimal-based system, based on multiples of 10?

The metric system.

only with "L"

### Do you leave a space between a number and unit?

Yes. 3 mm, not 3mm

### Per international convention, should there be commas in long numbers?

10 000 (not 10,000)

### Do you mix unit abbreviations and spelled out units? How do you write it?

No, 75 mg/dL NOT/75 milligrams/dL

### Do you include a zero before a decimal point for numbers less than 1?

Yes, 0.00875 (not .00875)

### Do metric abbreviations have singular or plural versions?

No, 100mg (no "s" at the end)

### The _________number always precedes the unit of measurement.

Arabic, 1 gram, 5 Liters

g

yes, Celsius (C)

10th

100th

down

up

whole

whole or half

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