Metric system – a decimal system of standard weights and measures using the:
- milligram (mg);
- gram (g or gm);
- kilogram (kg);
- milliliter (ml);
- liter (l)… among others.
Note: a cubic centimeter (cc) is the same amount as a milliliter (ml) –or– 1 cc = 1 ml
Household system – a system based on common, though not standard, measuring devices:
- teaspoon and tablespoon can be different sizes.
Equivalents that must be learned:
- 1 tsp. = 5 cc = 5 ML
- 3 tsp. = 1 Tbsp = 15 cc = 15 ML = 1/2 OUNCE
- 2 Tbsp = 30 cc = 30 ML = 1 oz
Medication cap. Spoon
Oral syringe Oral dropper.