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# DIfferent Medical Dosage Units

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I am wanting to put together a complete list of different units for medical dosages.

for instance..

cc
mL

mg
g

mg/m^2

anyone know where to get a full list or have any to contribute?
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mg- milligrams
gram
mEq- milli equivalents
mcg - micrograms
mmols- millimoles
milli liter:  ml
teaspoon- tsp and tablespoon
mcg/kg/min
mcg/kg/hr  units/kg/hr
mg/kg/hr
mEq/kg/hr
units/kg/min
percentage for creams
This page gives dose of many medicines, may have to go through painfully:

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Don't forget apothecary weights; they are somewhat dated...

gr= grain
min=minum
dr= dram
oz= ounce
T=tablespoon
t=teaspoon
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I am liking the responses. I'm going to give everyone points who contributes something new and related.

The main goal I have here is to use the information to help in building a software that involves dosage tracking of different medications. I have a list of 4200 medication names so now I need a generic list of different type of dosage units that might apply to any of those 4200 drugs without knowing the form of the drug (liquid, solid, airisole, etc)

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FYI: I'm not sure I'd consider mg/kg as a "dosage unit"

this is used to calculate the dosage.  If I weigh 100kg, how many mg of medicine do I need?
The mg would be the dosage unit; with mg/kg being more of a calculation ratio.
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fluid ounces maybe
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