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Posted: 30 Mar 2004 08:33 PST
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Question ID: 322394
What is the difference between mg and mcg?
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Subject: Re: measurements
Answered By: blazius-ga on 30 Mar 2004 08:46 PST
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"mg" is the abbreviation of "milligram", which is 1/1000th of a gram.
"mcg" is the abbreviation of "microgram", which is 1/1000th of a milligram.

       1        g = 1 000     mg =     1 000 000 mcg
       0.001    g =     1     mg =          1000 mcg
       0.000001 g =     0.001 mg =             1 mcg

To avoid confusion in text refering to both milligrams and micrograms,
the microgram unit is often written as "g".

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