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# Chapter 4 Vocab

Alligation A mathematical method of solving a problem that involves the mixing of solutions or mixtures of solids with different weights
Apothecary System a system of measurement once used if the practice of pharmacy for both volume and weight has been replaced by the metric system
Avoirdupois System A system or measurement previously used in pharmacy for the determination of weigh in ounces and pounds has been replaced by the metric system
Diluent An inert product either solid or liquid that is added in the preparation and reduces the strength of the original product
Dilution The process of adding a diluent or solvent to a compound resulting in an increased volume or weight and a lower concentration
Household System A system of measurement commonly used in the United States measures volume using household utensils
international Time A 24-hour method of keeping time no a.m. or p.m. just a continuous 24 through the day
International System or Units (SI) The prefixes for the modern metric system are taken from the French systeme international d'unites and were adopted to provide a single worldwide system of weight and measurements based on multiple's of ten
Metric System The approved system of measurement for pharmacy in the united states based on multiples' of ten base units are gram liter and meter
Solvent An inert product either solid or liquid that is added in the preparation and reduces the strength of the original product
Volume The amount of liquid in and enclosed container
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