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Here is a list of common medical conversions. The most widely used system of measurement used around the world is the metric system, otherwise known as the International System of Units (SI). However, the United States (US) often uses the imperial system.
The Metric (SI) will be detailed on the left while the Imperial (US) will be on the right. These two systems are compared and contrasted on this page in order to calculate them correctly. Click one of the links below to skip to that section.
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To convert a specific measurement, simply multiply that measurement by the one it is equal to. For fahrenheit (f) and celsius (c) conversions, use one of the formulas provided in the temperature section.
For example, If you want to know what 10 kilograms (kg) equals in pounds (lb), simply multiply (X) by 2.2. You do this because 1 kg = 2.2 lb as stated below. So the answer would be 10 X 2.2 = 22. Therefore, 10 kg = 22 lb.
You can also divide (/) in order to get the correct answer. Using the 10 kg example, 1 lb = 0.45 kg as stated below. Therefore, 10 / 0.45 = 22. This gives you the same answer which is 22 lb = 10 kg.
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Metric (SI)Abbreviations mm millimeter cm  centimeter m  meter km  kilometer Equal to 1 km = 1,000 m = 100,000 cm = 1,000,000 mm 1 m = 100 cm = 1,000 mm 1 cm = 10 mm SI = US 1 mm = 0.04 in 1 cm = 0.39 in 1 cm = 0.03 ft 1 m = 39.37 in 1 m = 3.28 ft 1 m = 1.09 yd 1 km = 3,281 ft 1 km = 1,094 yd 1 km = 0.62 mi 
Imperial (US)Abbreviations in  inch ft  foot yd  yard mi  mile Equal to 1 mi = 1,760 yd = 5,280 ft = 63,360 in 1 yd = 3 ft = 36 in 1 ft = 12 in US = SI 1 in = 25.4 mm 1 in = 2.54 cm 1 in = 0.0254 m 1 ft = 304.8 mm 1 ft = 30.48 cm 1 ft = 0.3 m 1 yd = 914.4 mm 1 yd = 91.44 cm 1 yd = 0.9144 m 1 mi = 1,609 m 1 mi = 1.6 km 
Metric (SI)Abbreviations mcg  microgram mg  milligram g  gram kg  kilogram Equal to 1 kg = 1,000 g = 1,000,000 mg = 1,000,000,000 mcg 1 g = 1,000 mg = 1,000,000 mcg 1 mg = 1,000 mcg SI = US 1 g = 0.035 oz 1 kg = 35.27 oz 1 kg = 2.2 lb 
Imperial (US)Abbreviations oz  ounce lb  pound t  ton Equal to 1 t = 2,000 lb = 32,000 oz 1 lb = 16 oz US = SI 1 oz = 28,350 mg 1 oz = 28.35 g 1 oz = 0.028 kg 1 lb = 454 g 1 lb = 0.45 kg 1 t = 907 kg 
Metric (SI)Abbreviations mL  milliliter L  liter cc  cubic centimeter Equal to 1 L = 1,000 mL = 1,000 cc 1 mL = 1 cc SI = US 1 mL (cc) = 0.2 tsp 1 mL (cc) = 0.07 tbsp 1 mL (cc) = 0.03 fl oz 1 L = 203 tsp 1 L = 67.6 tbsp 1 L = 33.8 fl oz 1 L = 2.1 pt 1 L = 1.06 qt 1 L = 0.26 gal No longer widely used gtts  drops (values are highly approximated) 1 gtt = 0.05 mL (cc) 1 mL (cc) = 20 gtts 
Imperial (US)Abbreviations tsp  teaspoon tbsp  tablespoon fl oz  fluid ounce pt  pint qt  quart gal  gallon Equal to 1 gal = 4 qt = 8 pt = 128 fl oz = 256 tbsp = 768 tsp 1 qt = 2 pt = 32 fl oz = 64 tbsp = 192 tsp 1 pt = 16 fl oz = 32 tbsp = 96 tsp 1 fl oz = 2 tbsp = 6 tsp 1 tbs = 3 tsp US = SI 1 tsp = 5 mL (cc) 1 tbsp = 15 mL (cc) 1 oz = 30 mL (cc) 1 oz = 0.03 L 1 pt = 473 mL (cc) 1 pt = 0.47 L 1 qt = 946 mL (cc) 1 qt = 0.95 L 1 gal = 3,785 mL (cc) 1 gal = 3.79 L 
Metric (SI)Abbreviation c  celsius SI = US 0 c = 32 f 100 c = 212 f 
Imperial (US)Abbreviation f  fahrenheit US = SI 0 f = 17.8 c 100 f = 37.8 c 
c = ( f  32 ) X ( 5 / 9 ) Example using 98.6 f c = ( 98.6  32 ) X ( 5 / 9 ) c = 66.6 X 0.556 c = 37 37 c = 98.6 f 
f = c X ( 9 / 5 ) + 32 Example using 37 c f = 37 X ( 9 / 5 ) + 32 f = 37 X 1.8 + 32 f = 66.6 + 32 f = 98.6 98.6 f = 37 c 
Abbreviations
s (sec)  second
m (min)  minute
hr  hour
d  day
wk  week
mo  month
yr  year
Equal to
1 yr = 12 mo = 52 wk = 365 d = 8,760 hr = 525,600 m = 31,536,000 s
1 mo = 4.3 wk = 30 d = 730 hr = 43,800 m = 2,628,000 s
1 wk = 7 d = 168 hr = 10,080 m = 604,800 s
1 d = 24 hr = 1,440 m = 86,400 s
1 hr = 60 m = 3,600 s
1 m = 60 s
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