Chapter 1. Units, Conversion Factors and Related Medical Abbreviations

  1. Margaret C. Moore MA, VN, Cert Ed, FETC. MIScT and
  2. Norman G. Palmer

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690444.ch1

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

How to Cite

Moore, M. C. and Palmer, N. G. (2001) Units, Conversion Factors and Related Medical Abbreviations, in Calculations for Veterinary Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690444.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632054985

Online ISBN: 9780470690444



  • medical abbreviations;
  • metric system;
  • converting units;
  • veterinary profession;
  • temperature conversion


The prelims comprise:

  • Weight

  • Length

  • Volume

  • Abbreviations and prefixes

  • Converting units within the metric system

  • Converting ‘old’ imperial units to metric values

  • ‘Household’or‘domestic’ measurement system

  • Temperature conversions

  • To convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius

  • To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit

  • Related medical abbreviations