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Weights & Measures
	METRIC SYSTEM

	PREFIX  SYMBOL  MULTIPLE           PREFIX    SYMBOL    MULTIPLE

	mega-	   M    x 1,000,000             deci-	d	x 1/10
	kilo-	   k    x 1,000                 centi-	c	x 1/100
	hecto	   h    x 100                   milli-	m	x 1/1,000
	deka-	  da    x 10                    micro-	u 	x 1/1,000,000

	BASIC UNITS OF MEASUREMENTS        METRIC UNITS OF LENGTH

	Linear......meter                       1 LIGHT YEAR = 9.46 X 10 KILOMETERS
	Volume......liter                       1 KILOMETER (km) = 1,000 METERS
	Weight......gram                        1 METER (m) = 100 CENTIMETERS
	International units..IU or U            1 METER (m) = 1,000 MILLIMETERS
				   based on #/ml.           1 MICRON    = 1,000 MILLIMICRONS
	Whole Blood..1 unit = 500 mls.          1 MILLIMICRON = 10 ANGSTROMS (A)
	Equivalents...mEq (Elect. charge)

	METRIC UNITS OF WEIGHT             METRIC UNITS OF VOLUME

	1 metric ton = 1,000 kilograms          1 megaliter  = 1,000 kiloliters
	1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 grams           1 kiloliter  = 1,000 liter
	1 gram (gm) = 1,000 milligrams          1 liter (l.) = 1,000 milliliters
	1 milligram (mg)= 1,000 micrograms      1 milliliter = 1,000 microliters

	GENERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNITS

	1 gram of water = 1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter at 25C

	CONVERSION TABLE FOR COMMON U.S. AND METRIC MEASUREMENTS

	1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
	1 liquid ounce = 29.58 (30) milliliters = 1 Fluid oz
	1 meter = 1.0936 yards
	1 kilogram = 2.204 pounds
	1 liter = 1.0567 quarts
	1 cubic meter = 1.3080 cubic yards
	1 hectare = 2.4711 acres
	10,000 meters = 1 hectare
	1.609 kilometer = 1 mile
	1 lb. = 454 gram
	1 grain (gr) = 65 mg  (60 mg for Ntg and narcotics)
	1 tablespoon = 15 ml = 1/2 fluid ounce
	1 teaspoon = 5 ml
	1 pint = 473 ml
	1 quart = 946 ml

	TEMPERATURE                            PRESSURE

	C = 5/9 (F - 32)                       1 mm Hg = 1 Torr.
	F = C 9/5 + 32                       1 Atmosphere = 760 mm Hg.
	98.6F = 37C = 310K                  1 Atmosphere = 14.696 lbs/sq in
	32F = 0C = 273K                     1 mm Hg = 13.6 mm H20 = 1.36 cm H20