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body surface area (BSA) a measurement related to a patient's weight and height, expressed in meters squared (m^2), and used to calculate patient-specific doses of medications
Clark's Rule a formula used to determine an appropriate pediatric dose by using the child's weight in pounds and the normal adult dose; weight in lb/150 lb * adult dose = pediatric dose
dimensional analysis method a conversion method in which the given number and unit are multiplied by the ratio of the desired unit to the given unit, which is equivalent to 1
gram the basic unit for measuring weight in the metric system
liter the basic unit for measuring volume in the metric system
meter the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system
metric system a measurement system based on subdivisions and multiples of 10; made up of three basic units: meter, gram, and liter
vehicle an inert medium, such as a syrup, in which a drug is administered
Young's Rule a formula used to determine an appropriate pediatric dose by using the child's age in years and the normal adult dose; age in years/(age in years + 12 years) * adult dose = pediatric dose
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