Can someone help me with how to convert drams to mL?
I was in a medmath brush up course yesterday and we discussed this. In class she said that
Dram i = 4 mL
Dram i = 5 mL ... you choose whether you use 4 or 5 depending on what divides in evenly.
At the time with the problems we were given it made sense however when I got home and started working I came across
Dram xx = ___ mL .... okay ... both 4 and 5 go into 20 evenly and give different answers (obviously)
Is there something I'm missing or does someone else know a more accurate formula for this conversion? I'm not finding it in my text and when I google I'm only coming up with generators (which will give the answer but not show me how it's done)
Aug 14, '09
That's interesting, I didn't think you should change what the value of something just to make it even, especially when 3.7 and 5 can make a biiiig difference...I googled it and the first 3 sites all said 1 dram= 3.7ml. But hold that thought, I'll look it up in my book.
I searched on here, someone else said 1 ounce (oz) = 8 drams (dr)..so 30/8 is 3.75
Last edit by kgh31386 on Aug 14, '09